• This best-selling motivational book is acclaimed by music teachers and parents around the world. It will
inspire your music student to not only do more practice but to enjoy doing it.
• It provides motivation and inspiration for reluctant students and reinforcement and affirmation for
Now I Love Music Practice, 195mm x 127mm, 8ins x 5ins approx, 94 pages. Perfect bound.
What people are saying
I received my copy of Now I Love Music Practice yesterday and I absolutely love it!
My master's degree is in music therapy, so I clearly understand the non-musical benefits of music.
I am also very interested in using stories to reach the subconscious part of our brain that is involved
in learning. I plan on sharing some of these stories with my students and parents at our upcoming
I also like the fact that the author’s ideas and teachings don't involve "gimmicks, games, and extrinsic rewards". Like him, I subscribe to a belief in self-responsibility and intrinsic motivation.
Barb Steenrod Ohio
Now I Love Music Practice 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
As I began to read my skepticism dissipated. It was very easy to read, has a very positive approach, and yet a wonderfully refreshing straight-talking honesty that I think students will respect and relate to really well. It really gets at the psychology behind why students don't want to practice. I have several students who I think will benefit from it.
Jeanie Willis B.Mus, Dip.Tch Tauranga
"Ron Ottley writes in simple persuasive language which cannot fail to convince everyone to
go and ENJOY their practice"
European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) magazine
"My copy of Now I Love Music Practice arrived today. What a fabulous book it is. I started reading and kept going till I finished it. Beautiful insights, elegantly expressed, with so much wisdom. I love it."
Anna Hope, Bluff
A review from CLAVIER COMPANION by Beth Gigante Klingenstein Copyright © 2012, Clavier Companion. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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”
A review from AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER - the magazine of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
A review by Dr. Steve Allen, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University-Idaho
“the book is a great resource for any teacher”
Read the complete review online
Thanks for an excellent publication!
Bruce Berr, Teacher, Educator, Composer, Writer.
"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!"
Peggy Melville, Piano Teacher
This book is an inspiration to me, not only in my teaching but in my personal life. Thank you.
Dorothy Chamberlain, Piano Teacher
A review from THE MUSIC STAND - the journal of the Music Teachers' Association of South AustraliaReview by Daniel Pereira
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!