How to Sight Read Music
Updated: May 10, 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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In order to strengthen your skills as a musician, advance in your craft, and become employable, you must know how to sight read music. Sight reading is an important part of most auditions, and a very necessary part of being able to keep up in an orchestra, choir, or band setting. If you learned to play your instrument or sing by ear, learning to sight read music will help make you a more confident and effective musician and performer.