How to Practice Sight Reading Piano Music
Updated: September 19, 2019
This article was co-authored by Michael Noble, PhD. Michael Noble is a professional concert pianist who received his PhD in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music in 2018. He has been playing piano since 1995, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at other venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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If you want to improve your piano playing skills, you must learn how to sight read sheet music. Sight reading is the act of playing a new song by just reading the music. Before you can start sight reading, you’ll need to know how to read sheet music and understand basic music theory. If you perform drills and hone your music reading skills, you’ll be able to perform almost any song that’s put in front of you!