Wouldn’t it be great if students had regular access to copious amounts of new sight-reading material? As piano teachers, we are all aware of the necessity to find interesting and varied selections to keep a pupil’s attention, and to encourage consistent practice. A new Sight Reading Academy is launching today, and it might just provide an answer to this issue.
Sight Reading Academy delivers a steady stream of new, unseen, level-appropriate sight-reading material right to you or your student’s laptop or tablet, and it includes innovative video exercises which have been developed to improve sight-reading.
Students can just sign up and have instant access to continuous “days” of sight-reading material. Just follow a link to each day, complete the music and exercises, and that’s all there is to it! This should only add around 5 – 8 minutes to your practice time, but the habit of continually reading new music extracts with the video exercises will make a tremendous difference to your sight-reading ability.
Teachers have full access to the first month, so they can fully understand how it all works, and then they can also either pay for their students, receiving discounts deals on bundles of accounts, or simply invite students to sign up on their own, allowing them to purchase their own account. Either way, teachers are able to track their progress in a “Teacher Dashboard.”
Find out lots more about the new Sight Reading Academy here: www.sightreadingacademy.com
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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.