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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 Children--11:30am-12:15pm in the Children's Center

The Creative Ability Development Tour group will perform a musical version of the story "The Three Little Pigs" followed by an opportunity for a hands-on experience in musical improvisation. This will be a fun and interactive event for children in preschool through 6th grade and their caregivers. Please call the Children's Center 585-428-8150 for more information.

Improvisation without Inhibition--1:00-2:00pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium

Alice Kay Kanack, author of the Creative Ability Development series of books and CDs, and director of the Kanack School of Music, will demonstrate methods for developing students' comfort with improvisation, and talk about current brain research that supports these methods. Her lecture will be combined with performances by the Creative Ability Development Tour Group, students ages 6-18 who travel across North America giving improvised concerts. Registration is recommended for this program since seating is limited. Please register online by using the link at http://tinyurl.com/cm45s73

There will be a book signing after the program. Copies of Alice Kay Kanack's newly released teaching manual "Improvising String Quartets," as well as copies of her other books, will be available for purchase. 


The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.

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