Let’s face it: teaching is hard, tiring and downright exhausting. Sometimes frustration and fatigue can allow us to lose sight of what’s important – of what’s truly important – and why teaching is so profoundly significant and wonderful. So, the next time you feel your battery running low just remember the words of Joseph Addison when he stated, “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” And that, my friends, is how vital you are. I beg you to never underestimate how important you are in the lives of every student you teach.

Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

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.”