Improvisation - Creative Ability Development


An Improvisational Method of Developing Creativity in Children



There are only three rules to the method: there is no such thing as a mistake; always applaud after performances and always remain silent during them; and never criticize a performance. The method is accessible to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. The author, Alice Kay Kanack, has been teaching and developing this method since 1982.


Intermediate (Suzuki Books 1-3 or comparable level)

Expands upon the basic principles of the method and encourages continued development of the creative side of the brain. Beginning in this level, students tend to exhibit finer intonation, rhythm and technical skills as a result of their continued practice of the exercises.

Saturday, 1:45 - 2:15 pm, Winnetka


Advanced (Suzuki Books 4 and up or comparable level)

Allows for more independence on the part of the participating students and often contains small group activities that can be executed without an instructor. Exercises include the application of formulas to create improvised string quartets and the integrations of basic and complex music theory in a straightforward, intuitive and experiential way.

Saturday, 2:30 - 3:00 pm, Winnetka

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15 weeks
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Semester Begins: 
September 11, 2016

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