Boonshaft’s Blog

#164. Appreciating

#164. Appreciating

Having heard savvy sayings like “You’ll never appreciate what you had until it’s gone” throughout my life I have come to realize the absolute truth in those words. But maybe...

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#161. “Eat That!”

#161. “Eat That!”

In the days of cavemen and cavewomen, Leslie Goldman wrote, “because life was precarious and food was scarce, when we spotted fruit, seeds, or grass, our brains shouted, ‘Eat...

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#160. Beauty

#160. Beauty

Some of you may have heard me speak about my mantra. Believe it or not, I only have one. Though I believe a lot of things, espouse many beliefs, and am adamant about many ideas,...

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#157. Reveal That Person

#157. Reveal That Person

I once had a fortune cookie that simply read: “Circumstances do not make the person; circumstances merely reveal that person to themselves.” The power of those words have long...

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#156. How Do We Show Up?

#156. How Do We Show Up?

Each of us finds ourselves teaching differently than a year ago. How’s that for an absurd understatement? Our “classroom” may be a computer screen or a dozen students spread out...

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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.”