To paraphrase the remarkable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.” For many of us, this is one of the greatest challenges for us as teachers, for our profession and for us personally. Our students need the stability and calm you provide; they need that sense of “normalcy” in the most abnormal of times. Simply put, they need us to honor those profound words of Dr. King, for these are indeed times of challenge that our students will measure for the rest of their lives.

Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

A Special Message from Dr. Peter Boonshaft to Your Students

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft, Director of Education for KHS America, is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. Dr. Boonshaft is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music. He was honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.”