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2017 CAD Performance Workshop and Teacher Training Sche

Creative Ability Development

 Teacher Training and Workshop

August 7-11,...

2017 "Adult Only" Summer Camp


Publish Date: 02/13/2017

Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Musi

From Musicovation Blog: The positive news about music, for a change.

Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Music Education and Performance

Click on the link to view an interview with Alice Kay Kanack on February 20, 2015. 

Who Actually Quits?

Who Actually Quits Musical Instrument Instruction — Children or Their Parents?

Publish Date: 10/21/2015

Improvisation Tour Group performs in Toronto, NOV 2014

The Creative Ability Tour Group was formed over 20 years ago. Its purpose is to demonstrate, through live improvised concerts, that all children can develop their innate creative ability to a very high level. The students in the tour group change from year to year. Membership is based primarily on the number of years of CAD study.

DECEMBER 1--TO ZAMIR Project - CD Release Event!

Event: The “TO ZAMIR” project

Publish Date: 11/04/2013

NY Times: Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with...

Kanack School performing at Clothesline Arts Festival

Vocal and String students performing on Saturday (Sept. 7) from 3:00-4:30 on the Music Stage in the Sculpture Park Area (Zone B).


Very Enjoyable!

Vocal students @ Lancers game on 11/17 at 7pm

Kanack School Vocal students will perform "God Bless America" at November 17th 7pm Rochester Lancers Game. Ticket Specials!

Performers are free!

Kids 12 and under are FREE! (only in upper GA)

$8 Upper GA Tickets (Must order...

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe county presents..


Alice Kay Kanack and the Creative Ability Development Tour Group with an afternoon of musical creativity on Saturday, October 27. Two free programs! 

Musical Improvisation for...

Kanack Students get medals at Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt

What a great weekend for Kanack School of Music students!!! Three...

Announcing New Faculty


The Kanack School is pleased to welcome the following new faculty for 2011-2012. Many have already begun teaching and are eager to accept new students. 

 Teryle Watson: Voice-Private, Publish Date: 05/11/2011

Promote lifelong feelings of well-being--brief article

Music and art provide the two most important elements needed to promote lifelong feelings of well-being. These elements are distraction and purpose. Each helps remove us from our day to day worries, our focus on loss or on feelings of isolation. Artistic and musical expression can provide us with a sense of purpose. Whether we're painting a landscape or participating in an art show, listening to a symphony or singing in a choir, art and music are wonderful ways to encourage us to look...


Announcing the first official Zilching Night

Publish Date: 01/12/2011

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