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 […]

 

How Parents Can “Reboot” Their Child’s Interest in Playing a Musical Instrument After Taking Summer Off

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 Beginning-of-Year Welcome Letter to New Music Parents

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 […]

 

7 Easy Things Parents Can Do Right Now to Extend Their Child’s Musical Life

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 […]

 

An End-of-Year Letter to New Music Parents

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 […]

 

Retaining Low Brass Students

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 […]