3 Reasons Why Now — More Than Ever — America Needs Music in its Schools

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]

 

Why Scheduling More Performances Will Save Your Child’s Musical Life (and Your Music Program)

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]

 

Are We Really Teaching Students to be Creative When We Teach the Arts in Schools?

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]

 

What Percentage of Students are “Meant” to be Playing a Musical Instrument in School?

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]

 

What Makes a Great Music Teacher?

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]

 

A Few Truths Parents Must Understand When Their Child Begins Playing a Musical Instrument

I recently saw an advertisement that read, “Smile. It’s contagious.” And I couldn’t help, well, smiling. It’s absolutely true and we all know it. So I started the next rehearsal by just standing in front of my students wearing a giant smile. They couldn’t help themselves. Each of them just had to smile back! It’s so simple, but makes such a difference. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America […]