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Creative Ability Development Conference 2018!

Join us for the first ever International Creative ability Development Conference in Chicago, from April 6 to 8. 


Publish Date: 02/04/2018

Annual HALLOWEEN Party! Saturday, Oct. 28, 6 -9 pm

Publish Date: 10/28/2017

CAD Pre-School Arts Program

The CAD Pre-School Arts program is an innovative, multi discipline approach to developing each child's innate creativity. It also focuses on the child's ability to communicate, collaborate and perform.

Using CAD's famous "There's No Such Thing as a Mistake (when you create)" Rule, students will feel the freedom of artistic choice within a disciplined guided atmosphere.

The weekly 90-minute program will be divided into 20-minute segments, each exploring a different discipline...

House Competition

House Competition

        This is the healthiest kind of competition there is! Students compete for points by practicing at home, listening to classical music, attending...


The Kanack School is officially closed on Tuesday, October 31st. Enjoy your afternoon/evening.

Open Houses - June 15, July 1, Aug. 12, 24, 26

Extraordinary teaching in a warm,


Musical Theater Camp presenting Annie!

At this camp students will have the chance to express their dramatic side! Classes will focus on acting, vocal technique, dancing, and staging. Students will work together to create a production of "Annie" which will be performed at the end of the camp. 

Cost: $350

Registration Fee: $15

See attached form to register and select a date to audition for a part assignment. 


Let's raise funds to build our much needed and anticipated addition!  The Barnraiser! will be an exciting event for the whole family.

Outside under the tent there will be a chicken barbeque dinner provided by Sticky Lips. Dinner will...

Kanack Stock V Sunday August 13, 2017


August 13, 2017

***** Alternative Styles Concert ***** 1 Night of Peace &...

Pre-Registration for Fall

April 1 through June 1


 will be held from April 1 through June...

Summer Camps

June 26-June 30 

Orchestra & Chamber Music (Suzuki Book 4 and up)

Piano & Chamber Music (Ages 5-18)

Publish Date: 03/21/2017


Closings are posted to 13 WHAM and 8 WROC (and emails sent to students/families whenever possible).

Pledge to the Kanack School of Musical Artistry

The Kanack School of Musical Artistry is the not-for-profit epicenter of Creative Ability Development (CAD) within our community and internationally. We provide an enriching, nurturing, and inclusive environment where all can grow to reach their fullest potential: artistically, creatively, socially, and intellectually.

Publish Date: 01/06/2017

Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting Feb 11


Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting Feb. 11th

Publish Date: 01/02/2017

DEC 13-20 -- **Annual Scholarship Fund Drive**

We ask for your assistance through donations. All donations will directly benefit over one third of our student population currently receiving...

DEC 3 at 4 pm - Chamber Master Class

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the fall chamber master class on Saturday, Publish Date: 11/21/2016

Kick-Off Party to start the Academic Year! Fri, Sep.16!

This year we're opening the academic season with a kick-off party! This is for all students, their families, and faculty. The date is Friday, Sept 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a snack or drink to share, an instrument, and prepare to have some fun. We will play music, eat, chat, and get the year off to an inspiring start.

Pre-Twinkle Violin and Cello Groups starting soon


Publish Date: 08/26/2016



Publish Date: 08/01/2016

*KSM Camp Week 2- July 4th to July 8th*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation.  


Alexander Technique Workshop with Katie Fittipaldi

Alexander Technique is a fun and relaxed way to find new ways to do the things you do - play your instrument, sing, read, sit in a chair, work on a computer, go for a walk or a run, ride a bike…anything! The workshop will focus on fun exercises and games designed to help you understand your physical habits of posture and movement and explore moving beyond them. You will learn about your habits and how...

*KSM Camp Week 1- June 27th to July 1st*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation. 

Orchestra and Chamber Music

Publish Date: 03/12/2016


You are cordially invited to a night of food,wine and wonderful music at the Kanack School of Music.Publish Date: 02/28/2016

100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY! Feb 20th


100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY!

Publish Date: 02/03/2016

Opera Scenes performing A Bit of the Bat Jan. 15 and 17

The Opera/Music Theatre Scenes class invites everyone to their adaptation of the Opera, Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) composed by Johann Strauss.


Publish Date: 01/10/2016

Toronto Tour Meeting - Oct 1


On Thursday October 1st at 6:30 pm there will be a meeting to discuss the Kanack School trip to Toronto for all interested families. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Ward Dilmore the Development Director at...

Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Cello Class Starting October 4th


Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Cello Class

Publish Date: 09/14/2015

Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered this summer on violin, cello, and piano (guitar offered in the fall).

This 4 week (8 classes) concentrated session is open to children ages 2-9 and their parents....

Chamber Program - Register by Feb 5th

It's time to register for chamber music for the spring semester!

Publish Date: 02/13/2015

Book Signing/CD Release Party! FEB 22

     You're Invited!

Publish Date: 02/07/2015

*KSM Camp Week 3 - AUGUST 8-12

Openings available--

August 8-12, 2016
The Kanack School Fiddle Camp is a fiddling day camp in Rochester, New York. We bring together...

Free Faculty Chamber Music Recital Thur. June 26th 7 pm

Please join us at the Kanack School of Music Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm 

Publish Date: 06/12/2014

MAY 18 -- Greatest Hits Concert -- CAD Tour Group

The Creative Ability Development Tour Group

Greatest Hits Concert

Highlights of the 2013-2014...

Musical Improvisation for Children Class

This class is based on the book and taught by the author Alice Kanack. Children ages 2-5 are highly imaginative and...

Corinna Eikmeier

Take a 15 minute Lesson…..Have a 

unique Musical Experience 


Corinna Eikmeier March 17th or 18th.

You will receive a short lesson. 

It will be easy, and a pleasure and also interesting. 

You will sound better...

JUNE 15--Faculty Recital at 3 pm

3 p.m.

One team…two players…three instruments…

Drew Robertson, viola and violin

Publish Date: 01/28/2013

NEW Group Guitar class starting on Thursday evenings

We are delighted to be offering a NEW group Guitar class!!!
This class will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting Publish Date: 11/20/2012



Register Now for Music Alive!


November 9th & 10th, 2012

RIT Inn & Conference Ctr.

5257 West...

Summer Lessons

Summer is coming!

 The Kanack School is delighted to provide music lessons and camps throughout the summer.

 Our summer policy is as follows:

 Publish Date: 04/01/2012

Camp Announcements

      Please register NOW for all camp weeks. Payment is not due until the first day of camp. I need to form groups and settle faculty schedules as soon as possible so we need to know who is coming. Thanks,...



Open Registration begins June 5th


Publish Date: 06/05/2011

Sat, Jan. 8, 6:30-8:30 House Party

Let's get the new year off to an inspiring start!

Come celebrate all your hard work!

Come meet your new "House" and House Leaders!

Come eat and chat and have some fun!

Please bring a snack or drink to share!

Creative Ability + Music = Musicality,
Musicality + Technical Facility = Artistry