Compelling research states that when presenting to a group, we have ten seconds to “grab” their attention. If we don’t, we have probably lost them to wandering thoughts or feelings of boredom and restlessness. How do we grab them? With the power of our personality. With the power of music. With something memorable, something heartfelt, something out of the norm, something funny, something odd, something thought-provoking, something that taps into their emotions, something inspiring.
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.”