Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS)

Creative Ability Development
Oct 45, 2019 in Ellensburg, WA
at Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS)


Creative Ability Development

Instructor: Alice Kay Kanack,

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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.


Friday, October 4 to Saturday, October 5, , 2019


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Sharon Wherland, Vice President

Phone: 206-307-2318
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Ward Beebe, Treasurer

Phone: 360-929-0457
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Andrea Talley, President

Phone: 425-226-6053
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Lisa Toner, Secretary

Phone: 253-448-8337
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Kerry Travers, Membership

Phone: 509-682-8475
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Ashley Sullivan Horn, Graduation Committee Chair

Phone: 206-372-2290
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