Sight reading is such an important skill for any musician to master. As a teacher, my ultimate aim is to teach my students the skills they need to be able to pick up a piece of music and play it on sight. No stress, no struggle – just enjoyment.
For examination students, it is also a component of the exam (for grades beyond Preliminary), so is certainly a necessary skill.
But sight reading doesn’t come as easily to some as it does to others.
The following article was written in consultation with educators who specialise in the skill of sight reading, hoping to make it less scary and more enjoyable 🙂
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