Before your next rehearsal or class simply write this wonderful quote by an unknown author on the board: “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” Then at the start of rehearsal just stand and point toward it, not saying a word.
Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
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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