Ruth Bonetti

Author, Presenter,
Educator, Musician

Academic Degrees:

  • M.Mus. University of Queensland; music performance, 1989
  • B.Mus. University of Queensland, music performance, 1973
  • A.R.C.M. (Associate of the Royal College of Music, London) 1976
  • A.Mus.A. (Associate of the Australian Music Examinations Board) 1972


Author/editor of 12 publications in primary fields of music performance; presentation and communication skills; international presenter and trainer.

Current Research: 

Burn My Letters; Midnight Sun to Southern Cross (narrative nonfiction/memoir) with a view to publishing in English, Swedish and Finnish.

Central Publications:

  1. Enjoy Playing the Clarinet (Oxford University Press, 1985; 2nd edition 1991)
  2. Enjoy Playing the Clarinet; Piano Accompaniments (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  3. Taking Centre Stage (Albatross Books, 1997)
  4. Don't Freak Out - Speak Out; Public speaking with confidence (Words and Music, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
  5. Practice is a Dirty Word; How to clean up your act (Words and Music, 2002, 2009)
  6. Practice WAS a Dirty Word; Music Practice Journal (Words and Music, 2007-8)
  7. Confident Music Performance: Fix the fear of facing an audience (Words and Music, 2003, 2006, 2009)
  8. Editorial Consultant, Australian Music Examinations Board Series 2 Clarinet Grade Books 1-4.
  9. Seasons of Giving ed. Anthology of Omega Writers (2000)
  10. Unborn Beauty, anthology contribution (Wombat Press, 2008)
  11. Sounds and Souls: How music teachers change lives (Words and Music, 2013)
  12. Music Scales: Tips to make them happen (eBook, Kindle)

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