Borealis Suzuki Winds Institute

Creative Ability Development
Aug 1923, 2019 in Edmonton, AB
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Creative Ability Development

Instructor: Alice Kay Kanack,

Event Description

This course is for teachers of any instrument who wish to incorporate the development of creativity through musical improvisation into their personal practice and their teaching.

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Trainer Information

Alice Kay Kanack

Alice Kay Kanack, nicknamed “Mozart’s Mother” by Dr. Suzuki at a conference in 1984 for her work developing creative ability in children, earned her BM in composition and viola performance from the Eastman School of Music in 1985. She trained in Suzuki pedagogy in the US with Kay Slone and with Dr. Suzuki in Japan. She is the founder of the Creative Ability Development Movement and author of the Creative Ability Development Series of books and CDs including the recently released book “Improvising String Quartets” published and distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. She is also the Executive Director of the Kanack School of Musical Artistry in Rochester, NY. She is sought after as a lecturer, keynote speaker, and teacher trainer internationally, most recently traveling to the Sibelius Academy in Finland and the Borealis Group in Canada.


Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23, , 2019


Borealis Suzuki Winds Institute

Schoen Duo Studio (Aug 14-17) / U of A, Campus St. Jean (Aug 17-20)
8937 79 Ave.NW/ 8406, rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street)
Edmonton AB T6C 0R7

Phone: 780-887-1421
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Kathleen Schoen, Director

Phone: 780-887-1421
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