Instrument/Department: Finger Lakes Concert Band
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2013
Gregory Kane is a passionate believer that music should be taught in all schools to children of all ages. As a graduate of The Crane School of Music, he holds bachelor degrees in both Music Education and French Horn Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College in addition to completing coursework at the Eastman School of Music.
Kane currently teaches fourth and fifth grade music for the Canandaigua City School District where he directs the school band and jazz band. He has also directed the Academy Symphonic Band, Academy Parade Band, The Sound (Canandaigua’s unique football pep band), and is the founding director of the Academy New Jazz Ensemble and JAZZ5, an authentic fifth grade jazz band experience. Prior to teaching in Canandaigua, Kane was the instrumental music teacher for the Canaseraga Central School District, as well as briefly teaching music courses at both Alfred University and Alfred State College.
As a performer, he enjoys performing as a jazz pianist, as well as on the French Horn. He has performed with the Monroe County Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble, Southern Tier Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band, Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra, Hornell Area Wind Ensemble, Honeoye Falls Community Band, and at various other freelance performances.
Kane grew up in Penfield, NY, and is a graduate of the Penfield Central School District as well as attending the Hochstein and Eastman Community Schools of Music for preparatory piano training. He currently resides in Honeoye, NY with his wife, Kimberly, and their two children.
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