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Now I Love Music Practice
Using a story to inspire and motivate. Using a story to convey a message. Using a story to explain a concept. For many years I have been motivating my piano students by telling them short stories. Telling stories is not only a gentle, non confrontational and entertaining way to convey a message to children, it is also a very effective method. Stories can be very powerful. Children learn much about life through stories. Stories help them to understand concepts like good and bad, or right and wrong. Stories can teach them how to relate to other people. Stories can help them to understand the culture of their society. Children tend to remember a story and also to remember the message it contained. (I firmly believe that young children who regularly have stories read to them will turn out to be better citizens. They will be much less likely to tag or vandalize a shop if they have come to know a shopkeeper in a story. But that is another subject.) Stories in Now I Love Music Practice I decided to share the stories I have been telling my piano students and that led me to write Now I Love Music Practice. More than half the book is based on stories.
Some help to make a difficult concept easily understood. Some are designed to motivate and inspire. Some will help the student to understand how the learning process works. More about Now I Love Music Practice The main thrust of the book is to motivate, inspire and encourage music students to persevere with practicing and with their music education. It does this:  by appealing to their minds with logical and convincing arguments. by appealing to their hearts and emotions with inspiring stories. by demonstrating that, if approached positively, learning to play an instrument is very achievable. by focusing on the huge rewards and benefits that will last for a lifetime and far outweigh any costs in time, effort, sacrifice, or emotional input. by showing that the costs are, actually, almost non existent because if approached with the right attitude, learning and practicing should be, and can be, enjoyable and deeply satisfying.  I intended the book to be read by the student, but I know some teachers prefer to use it as a resource and relate an appropriate story when a situation or event requires a response. Nadia Lasserson in her review in the European Piano Teachers Association magazine PIANO PROFESSIONAL said she thought this could be the best way to use the book.
Music practise and stories. by Ron Ottley. Author of Now I Love Music Practice
Now I Love Music Practice
Music practise and stories. by Ron Ottley. Author of Now I Love Music Practice
Using a story to inspire and motivate. Using a story to convey a message. Using a story to explain a concept. For many years I have been motivating my piano students by telling them short stories. Telling stories is not only a gentle, non confrontational and entertaining way to convey a message to children, it is also a very effective method. Stories can be very powerful. Children learn much about life through stories. Stories help them to understand concepts like good and bad, or right and wrong. Stories can teach them how to relate to other people. Stories can help them to understand the culture of their society. Children tend to remember a story and also to remember the message it contained. (I firmly believe that young children who regularly have stories read to them will turn out to be better citizens. They will be much less likely to tag or vandalize a shop if they have come to know a shopkeeper in a story. But that is another subject.) Stories in Now I Love Music Practice I decided to share the stories I have been telling my piano students and that led me to write Now I Love Music Practice. More than half the book is based on stories.
Each story focuses on a facet of piano or music practice.They are all quite short and are easy to read.  Some help to make a difficult concept easily understood. Some are designed to motivate and inspire. Some will help the student to understand how the learning process works. More about Now I Love Music Practice The main thrust of the book is to motivate, inspire and encourage music students to persevere with practicing and with their music education. It does this:  by appealing to their minds with logical and convincing arguments. by appealing to their hearts and emotions with inspiring stories. by demonstrating that, if approached positively, learning to play an instrument is very achievable. by focusing on the huge rewards and benefits that will last for a lifetime and far outweigh any costs in time, effort, sacrifice, or emotional input. by showing that the costs are, actually, almost non existent because if approached with the right attitude, learning and practicing should be, and can be, enjoyable and deeply satisfying.  I intended the book to be read by the student, but I know some teachers prefer to use it as a resource and relate an appropriate story when a situation or event requires a response. Nadia Lasserson in her review in the European Piano Teachers Association magazine PIANO PROFESSIONAL said she thought this could be the best way to use the book.
Now I Love Music Practice
Using a story to inspire and motivate. Using a story to convey a message. Using a story to explain a concept. For many years I have been motivating my piano students by telling them short stories. Telling stories is not only a gentle, non confrontational and entertaining way to convey a message to children, it is also a very effective method. Stories can be very powerful. Children learn much about life through stories. Stories help them to understand concepts like good and bad, or right and wrong. Stories can teach them how to relate to other people. Stories can help them to understand the culture of their society. Children tend to remember a story and also to remember the message it contained. (I firmly believe that young children who regularly have stories read to them will turn out to be better citizens. They will be much less likely to tag or vandalize a shop if they have come to know a shopkeeper in a story. But that is another subject.) Stories in Now I Love Music Practice I decided to share the stories I have been telling my piano students and that led me to write Now I Love Music Practice. More than half the book is based on
Some help to make a difficult concept easily understood. Some are designed to motivate and inspire. Some will help the student to understand how the learning process works. More about Now I Love Music Practice The main thrust of the book is to motivate, inspire and encourage music students to persevere with practicing and with their music education. It does this:  by appealing to their minds with logical and convincing arguments. by appealing to their hearts and emotions with inspiring stories. by demonstrating that, if approached positively, learning to play an instrument is very achievable. by focusing on the huge rewards and benefits that will last for a lifetime and far outweigh any costs in time, effort, sacrifice, or emotional input. by showing that the costs are, actually, almost non existent because if approached with the right attitude, learning and practicing should be, and can be, enjoyable and deeply satisfying.  I intended the book to be read by the student, but I know some teachers prefer to use it as a resource and relate an appropriate story when a situation or event requires a response. Nadia Lasserson in her review in the European Piano Teachers Association  magazine PIANO PROFESSIONAL said she thought this could be the best way to use the book.
Music practise and stories. by Ron Ottley. Author of Now I Love Music Practice