Piano Sight Reading Improvers

When and Where

16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020 (15 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 15:00 - 16:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Selena Kay
Course code

What you will learn

This is a practical class that will focus on developing sight reading skills. We will learn strategies for improving playing at sight, including how to scan the music for key features such as hand positions, and musical patterns.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • - Know how to approach sight reading tasks for better results
  • - Quickly recognise patterns in music such as chord shapes, and scales
  • - Gain confidence in reading music as blocks of patterns rather than focusing on individual notes
  • - Enjoy the benefits of sight-reading, such as learning music more quickly, thinking ahead, and promoting fluency.

Class format and activities

- Warm-up exercises starting with simple reading tasks
- Group playing of material at different levels
- Individual reading tasks

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for players with basic sight reading skills, who wish to further develop them. Experience of playing piano and reading music is essential, as well as a commitment to take part in class activities and to practice outside of class.

What you need to know before you enrol

Developing good sight reading skills requires dedication and discipline to practice.

What you will need for your class

Notepad and pencil.

What you can do next

You may wish to join the Piano Sight Reading Intermediate course starting in April.