There is no better feeling than helping our student have a great rehearsal. And I am sure we can all agree that the more prepared we are, the better it will be. It reminds me of the wonderful sentiment of the legendary conductor Mitropoulos when he stated, “If I were a lion tamer, I would not enter a cage of lions reading a book entitled How to Tame Lions. In the same way I would not enter a rehearsal not completely prepared.”

Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft 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 and Director of Bands. He has also been named Director of Education for KHS America. 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.”

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