Kanack School of Music Private lessons in Rochester, NY

The philosophy of the school is to combine discipline with fun. Students are encouraged to join classes from improvisation to fiddle, orchestra to virtuoso violins, chamber music to repertoire; all of which encourage discipline while including the support of peers and the beauty of the art of making music. All group classes are free to any students enrolled in private lessons at the school

The Kanack School of Music accepts students of any age. There are toddler classes, and twinkle classes which use the highly regarded Suzuki method for violin, viola, cello, and piano. There are private lessons for many instruments including violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, voice, and piano. There are teen classes and classes just for adults and senior citizens

The Kanack School holds a day camp every year during the first two weeks in July, which is open to students from the school as well as the community. There are various programs during the year including visits from guest artists who both perform and give master classes. These are always open to the public.
Lessons Offered
  • Cello
  • Fiddle
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
Contact Information
Contact Person Alice Kay Kanack
Phone Number (585) 244-6910
City Rochester, NY
Zip Code 14618
Address 2077 S Clinton Ave
Key People
Alice Kanack
Alice Kanack
Violin, Viola, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Viola
Alice is a Rochester native with degrees in Performance and Composition from the Eastman School of Music. She is an accredited Suzuki Association of Americas teacher, with training both in the US and in Japan with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Alice’s “Creative Ability Development” series of books and recordings are currently published by Warner Bros. and are sold internationally.
Jonathan Bowman
Jonathan Bowman
Jonathan began piano studies at the age of 8- four years after his mom started trying to get him interested in the piano. Since then he has been able to make music from Florida to Washington, and from Italy to Japan. He is currently pursuing a DMA at Eastman with Dr. Douglas Humpherys. Some of his favorite musical memories include winning the first ever international piano competition for 5-piano ensembles in 1996,... more...
Margaret Coote
Margaret Coote
Violin, Suzuki Violin, Viola, Suzuki Viola
Margaret Coote, viola, is a native of Northern California. She holds a masters in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with George Taylor. She also studied viola and chamber music with Susan Bates, Paul Yarbrough, Karen Ritscher, and Michelle LaCourse. Ms. Coote teaches violin and viola at the Kanack School of Music, and has previously maintained violin and viola studios at the Eastman Community Music School and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance.
Katie Fittipaldi
Katie Fittipaldi
Cello, Suzuki Cello
Katie received her Master’s degree in Classical String Performance from the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland; and her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Ithaca College. She is an accredited Suzuki cello teacher as well. Her training in Suzuki education was at the International Music Festival in Berea, Ohio and at the Institute Suzuki in Montreal.
Laura Lentz
Laura Lentz
Laura Lentz is a professional flutist and music educator based in Rochester, NY. She holds music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) in Flute Performance and is certified in instrumental and general music education. Laura has performed in the US and abroad, including performances with the Madison Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society of Madison,...
Robert Mcmanmon
Robert Mcmanmon
Robert is a Syracuse native who is currently studying at the Eastman School of Music with Nicholas Goluses pursuing a B.M. in Applied Music and Music Education. Robert also enjoys composing and playing chamber music, and is excited to bring guitar to the Kanack School of Music's great community.
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