Graham Greene stated, “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” When you think about these simple yet profound words, the awesome responsibility of our work is made clear. For many of our students, that doorway to who and what they will become, opens in our rehearsals. I try to remember that every time I look into those faces. That I am looking at the future as much as the present.

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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