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“Filled with common sense” “Ron Ottley writes in simple persuasive language which cannot fail to  convince everyone to go and ENJOY their practice” “A delightful approach to the old problem” Read more
 PIANO PROFESSIONAL   European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) magazine.   A review by Nadia Lasserson BMus, GRSM, ARCM, ARAM
This short readable book fills a gap in the literature on practice and can serve as an excellent motivational tool for young learners. In fact, after reading just a few pages, I decided to purchase a copy for each of my students. I look forward to the discussions this book will foster and the future teaching moments I will address with Ottley’s reminders or quotes. As Ottley says “We won’t know how far we can go unless we persevere long enough to find out” Read more
CLAVIER COMPANION A review by Beth Gigante Klingenstein
I'm so impressed with this book! It seems quite revolutionary. It is written for students to read and is aimed at making them responsible for their own practice and ultimate success. This seemed a fantastic idea, but I wondered if it was aiming at an ideal that in reality would be impossible. As I began to read my scepticism dissipated. It was very easy to read, has a very positive approach and yet a wonderfully refreshing straight talking honesty that I think students would respect and relate to really well. It really gets at the psychology behind why students don't want to practice. The book uses a number of Aesop's fables to help illustrate and explain different points of learning an instrument and practicing. It has an incredible amount of information packed into it. I    think    I    have    several    students    who    will benefit from it.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS GROUP A review by Jeanie Willis B.Mus, Dip.Tch Published in the group’s newsletter. (This group seems to no longer exist)
Clearly presented and easy to read for the specific age group of 10+ this delightful little volume should be in every music teachers library to show and recommend to their students, - let parents know it makes a wonderful birthday or Xmas present - and to reinforce for themselves ideas on managing that age-old problem of motivational practice. Read more
THE STUDIO The journal of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, Australia.   Reviewed by Dr Rita Crew
Reviews  Reviews of Now I Love Music Practice. From Music Teacher publications.
The content is not a step-by-step approach to practice techniques, but a philosophical guide to encourage student accountability. It represents a motivational, rather than a procedural approach to practice. While a philosophical approach may not work for every student, the book is a great resource for any teacher looking for motivational ideas to present to students. With its easy-to-read format, personal style and encouraging tone, this book would be useful as studio waiting-room reading or the individual reinforcement needed for a discouraged student. Read the complete review online
AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) magazine.   Reviewed by Dr. Steve Allen, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Although     written     for     children     of     late- primary    school    age    and    above,    both    the writing     style     and     content     are     equally suitable   for   older   students,   or   indeed,   with the   help   of   a   parent   or   teacher,   for   younger ones. The    tone    of    the    writing    is    consistently upbeat    and    encouraging,    emphasising    the great   benefits   and   satisfaction   that   learning music can bring throughout a lifetime. This   is   an   excellent   book   which   achieves   its aims   by   neither   talking   down   to   nor   over the    heads    of    its    intended    audience.    Its practical    common-sense    ideas    are    clearly presented,    and    flow    well    from    one    to another       to       create       a       positive       and encouraging message.    Read more
A surprise awaits the music pupil when they begin reading Now I Love Music Practice. I found the book easy to read and interesting. It is designed to encourage, support, and inspire all music pupils. It should encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves and for their own progress. Ron Ottley has put a great deal of thought into writing the book. It has delightful short stories and fables for young people to enjoy. Teachers and parents will also enjoy reading it.
RITMICO   The magazine of the New Zealand Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMT).  A review by Elizabeth Noffke LTCL, LRSM, Lmustcl, FIRMT
STRETTO      The magazine of ANZCA  (Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts)
Ron   Ottley   has   put   all   his   many   years   of experience       teaching       music       into       a motivational   book   for   music   students   and   it is also suitable for teachers. Peppered   throughout   the   pages   of   the   book are     wonderful     quotes,     which     help     to reinforce    the    message.    The    chapter    on ‘Desire,     Understanding,     Knowledge’     is particularly      helpful      and      explains      the process    of    successful    music    making    and practice in a clear, easy to grasp manner. I   do   feel   that   many   of   our   students   (even the   motivated   ones!)   would   find   this   book an    interesting    read    and    at    the    very    least provide   them   with   a   fresh   understanding   of why they should take practice seriously! Read more
THE MUSIC STAND   The Music Teachers' Assn of South Australia  journal          Reviewed by Daniel Pereira
BRUCE BERR     Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
Thanks for an excellent publication!
BRUCE BERR Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
Thanks for an excellent publication!
GEORGE MIDDLETON     Pianist
“I like this book! I like its construction, its material, its illustrations and oh, its language.”
PEGGY MELVILLE        Piano
"Now I Love Music Practice by Ron Ottley is a great read, all children should have a copy - music pupils or not. It contains some excellent lessons for life!"
DOROTHY CHAMBERLAIN              Piano Teacher
This book is an inspiration to me, not only in my teaching but also in my personal life. Thank you.
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Reviews   Now I Love Music Practice. Reviews from Music Teacher publications.
 PIANO PROFESSIONAL   European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) magazine.   A review by Nadia Lasserson BMus, GRSM, ARCM, ARAM
“Filled with common sense” “Ron Ottley writes in simple persuasive language which cannot fail to  convince everyone to go and ENJOY  their practice” “A delightful approach to the old problem” Read more
This short readable book fills a gap in the literature on practice and can serve as an excellent motivational tool for young learners. In fact, after reading just a few pages, I decided to purchase a copy for each of my students. I look forward to the discussions this book will foster and the future teaching moments I will address with Ottley’s reminders or quotes. As Ottley says “We won’t know how far we can go unless we persevere long enough to find out” Read more
CLAVIER COMPANION A review by Beth Gigante Klingenstein
I'm so impressed with this book! It seems quite revolutionary. It is written for students to read and is aimed at making them responsible for their own practice and ultimate success. This seemed a fantastic idea, but I wondered if it was aiming at an ideal that in reality would be impossible. As I began to read my scepticism dissipated. It was very easy to read, has a very positive approach and yet a wonderfully refreshing straight talking honesty that I think students would respect and relate to really well. It really gets at the psychology behind why students don't want to practice. The book uses a number of Aesop's fables to help illustrate and explain different points of learning an instrument and practicing. It has an incredible amount of information packed into it. I think I have several students who will benefit from it.
Clearly presented and easy to read for the specific age group of 10+ this delightful little volume should be in every music teachers library to show and recommend to their students, - let parents know it makes a wonderful birthday or Xmas present - and to reinforce for themselves ideas on managing that age- old problem of motivational practice. Read more
THE STUDIO The journal of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, Australia.   Reviewed by Dr Rita Crew
The content is not a step-by-step approach to practice techniques, but a philosophical guide to encourage student accountability. It represents a motivational, rather than a procedural approach to practice. While a philosophical approach may not work for every student, the book is a great resource for any teacher looking for motivational ideas to present to students. With its easy-to-read format, personal style and encouraging tone, this book would be useful as studio waiting-room reading or the individual reinforcement needed for a discouraged student. Read the complete review online
AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) magazine.   Reviewed by Dr. Steve Allen, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Although   written   for   children   of   late-primary   school   age and   above,   both   the   writing   style   and   content   are   equally suitable   for   older   students,   or   indeed,   with   the   help   of   a parent or teacher, for younger ones. The     tone     of     the     writing     is     consistently     upbeat     and encouraging,   emphasising   the   great   benefits   and   satisfaction that learning music can bring throughout a lifetime. This   is   an   excellent   book   which   achieves   its   aims   by   neither talking   down   to   nor   over   the   heads   of   its   intended   audience. Its   practical   common-sense   ideas   are   clearly   presented,   and flow    well    from    one    to    another    to    create    a    positive    and encouraging message.    Read more
A surprise awaits the music pupil when they begin reading Now I Love Music Practice. I found the book easy to read and interesting. It is designed to encourage, support, and inspire all music pupils. It should encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves and for their own progress. Ron Ottley has put a great deal of thought into writing the book. It has delightful short stories and fables for young people to enjoy. Teachers and parents will also enjoy reading it.
RITMICO   The magazine of the New Zealand Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMT).  A review by Elizabeth Noffke LTCL, LRSM, Lmustcl, FIRMT
STRETTO      The magazine of ANZCA  (Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts)
Ron    Ottley    has    put    all    his    many    years    of    experience teaching     music     into     a     motivational     book     for     music students and it is also suitable for teachers. Peppered   throughout   the   pages   of   the   book   are   wonderful quotes,   which   help   to   reinforce   the   message.   The   chapter on    ‘Desire,    Understanding,    Knowledge’    is    particularly helpful    and    explains    the    process    of    successful    music making and practice in a clear, easy to grasp manner. I   do   feel   that   many   of   our   students   (even   the   motivated ones!)   would   find   this   book   an   interesting   read   and   at   the very   least   provide   them   with   a   fresh   understanding   of   why they should take practice seriously! Read more
THE MUSIC STAND   The Music Teachers' Assn of South Australia  journal          Reviewed by Daniel Pereira
BRUCE BERR     Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
Thanks for an excellent publication!
GEORGE MIDDLETON     Pianist
“I like this book! I like its construction, its material, its illustrations and oh, its language.”
PEGGY MELVILLE        Piano
"Now I Love Music Practice by Ron Ottley is a great read, all children should have a copy - music pupils or not. It contains some excellent lessons for life!"
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS GROUP A review by Jeanie Willis B.Mus, Dip.Tch Published in the group’s newsletter
PEGGY MELVILLE        Piano Teacher
DOROTHY CHAMBERLAIN              Piano Teacher
This book is an inspiration to me, not only in my teaching but also in my personal life. Thank you.
Now I Love Music Practice
“Filled with common sense” “Ron Ottley writes in simple persuasive language which cannot fail to  convince everyone to go and ENJOY their practice” “A delightful approach to the old problem” Read more
 PIANO PROFESSIONAL   European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA)  magazine.   A review by Nadia Lasserson BMus, GRSM, ARCM, ARAM
This short readable book fills a gap in the literature on practice and can serve as an excellent motivational tool for young learners. In fact, after reading just a few pages, I decided to purchase a copy for each of my students. I look forward to the discussions this book will foster and the future teaching moments I will address with Ottley’s reminders or quotes. As Ottley says “We won’t know how far we can go unless we persevere long enough to find out” Read more
CLAVIER COMPANION A review by Beth Gigante Klingenstein
I'm so impressed with this book! It seems quite revolutionary. It is written for students to read and is aimed at making them responsible for their own practice and ultimate success. This seemed a fantastic idea, but I wondered if it was aiming at an ideal that in reality would be impossible. As I began to read my scepticism dissipated. It was very easy to read, has a very positive approach and yet a wonderfully refreshing straight talking honesty that I think students would respect and relate to really well. It really gets at the psychology behind why students don't want to practice. The book uses a number of Aesop's fables to help illustrate and explain different points of learning an instrument and practicing. It has an incredible amount of information packed into it. I   think   I   have   several   students   who will benefit from it.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS GROUP A   review   by   Jeanie   Willis   B.Mus, Dip.Tch Published in the group’s newsletter. (This group seems to no longer exist)
Clearly presented and easy to read for the specific age group of 10+ this delightful little volume should be in every music teachers library to show and recommend to their students, - let parents know it makes a wonderful birthday or Xmas present - and to reinforce for themselves ideas on managing that age-old problem of motivational practice. Read more
THE STUDIO The journal of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, Australia.   Reviewed by Dr Rita Crew
Reviews  Reviews of Now I Love Music Practice. From Music Teacher publications.
The content is not a step-by-step approach to practice techniques, but a philosophical guide to encourage student accountability. It represents a motivational, rather than a procedural approach to practice. While a philosophical approach may not work for every student, the book is a great resource for any teacher looking for motivational ideas to present to students. With its easy-to-read format, personal style and encouraging tone, this book would be useful as studio waiting-room reading or the individual reinforcement needed for a discouraged student. Read the complete review online
AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) magazine.   Reviewed by Dr. Steve Allen, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Although   written   for   children   of   late- primary   school   age   and   above,   both   the writing    style    and    content    are    equally suitable   for   older   students,   or   indeed, with   the   help   of   a   parent   or   teacher,   for younger ones. The   tone   of   the   writing   is   consistently upbeat    and    encouraging,    emphasising the   great   benefits   and   satisfaction   that learning   music   can   bring   throughout   a lifetime. This     is     an     excellent     book     which achieves    its    aims    by    neither    talking down    to    nor    over    the    heads    of    its intended       audience.       Its       practical common-sense       ideas       are       clearly presented,   and   flow   well   from   one   to another     to     create     a     positive     and encouraging message.    Read more
A surprise awaits the music pupil when they begin reading Now I Love Music Practice. I found the book easy to read and interesting. It is designed to encourage, support, and inspire all music pupils. It should encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves and for their own progress. Ron Ottley has put a great deal of thought into writing the book. It has delightful short stories and fables for young people to enjoy. Teachers and parents will also enjoy reading it.
RITMICO   The magazine of the New Zealand Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMT).  A review by Elizabeth Noffke LTCL, LRSM, Lmustcl, FIRMT
STRETTO      The magazine of ANZCA  (Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts)
Ron   Ottley   has   put   all   his   many   years of   experience   teaching   music   into   a motivational   book   for   music   students and it is also suitable for teachers. Peppered   throughout   the   pages   of   the book    are    wonderful    quotes,    which help    to    reinforce    the    message.    The chapter    on    ‘Desire,    Understanding, Knowledge’     is     particularly     helpful and   explains   the   process   of   successful music   making   and   practice   in   a   clear, easy to grasp manner. I   do   feel   that   many   of   our   students (even   the   motivated   ones!)   would   find this   book   an   interesting   read   and   at the    very    least    provide    them    with    a fresh     understanding     of     why     they should take practice seriously! Read more
THE MUSIC STAND   The Music Teachers' Assn of South Australia  journal          Reviewed by Daniel Pereira
BRUCE BERR     Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
Thanks for an excellent publication!
BRUCE BERR Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
Thanks for an excellent publication!
GEORGE MIDDLETON     Pianist
“I like this book! I like its construction, its material, its illustrations and oh, its language.”
PEGGY MELVILLE        Piano
"Now I Love Music Practice by Ron Ottley is a great read, all children should have a copy - music pupils or not. It contains some excellent lessons for life!"
DOROTHY CHAMBERLAIN              Piano Teacher
This book is an inspiration to me, not only in my teaching but also in my personal life. Thank you.