“Aut inveniam viam aut faciam,” which in Latin translates to, “I shall either find a way or make one.” I read those words the other day and immediately thought it was a beautiful expression of an incredibly important facet of what is at the core of being a teacher. Isn’t it?! Every day you walk into a classroom or rehearsal hall (or maybe storage closet or boiler room) and do just that. Really, truly, amazingly, that is what you do. Think about how often you see a problem and know exactly what to do to solve it. But even more astounding are the times you don’t know of a solution, so you create one. And that, my friends, is what makes you a teacher.

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. 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.” Dr. Boonshaft was selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music.