Learn to Sight Read

Sight Reading is the ability to play a piece upon first sight, without any practice.

Learning to read notes and rhythms are important to make you an Independent Musician! That means that once you are good at reading music you can learn any song you want to, on your own!

Sight reading helps give you the ability to learn songs faster and faster, so put in the practice now and later playing music will become much easier! Here are the things to look over first as you prepare to sight read:

Key Signature Hand Placement (check for finger crosses & jumps) Identify trouble spots & play them out loud Dynamics Time Signature

THEN... Count one measure and play! Once you begin do not stop to correct mistakes (keep moving forward!)

TIP: Keep your eyes on the music, pretend your hands are covered up.

Try to sight read a new line of music every day and you will be a master in no time!

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

© 2017 by Encore Music

  • Facebook Basic Black
  • Black Instagram Icon
Follow Us:


Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk six days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$20 for a 30 minute intro lesson

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration, after the intro lesson).

From private lessons to group classes in our fully equipped classrooms, Encore Music will find the way to bring the love of music into your life- whether an experienced player or a total beginner, we are the happy place to learn to make music!

PASADENA  626--788-2823

Masonic Lodge Building

1126 Fair Oaks Ave

South Pasadena, CA 91030


Monday       2:30-7:30pm
Tuesday       2:30-7:00pm
Wednesday 2:30-7:00pm
Thursday     2:30-7:00pm
Friday           2:30-7:00pm
Saturday      9:00am-1:00pm

Sunday         Closed


SAN MARINO  626-800-5868

2324 Huntington Drive


Monday 2:30-7:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am-1pm, 2:30-6pm

Wednesday 2:00-7pm

Thursday 2:30-6pm

Friday 2:30-6:00pm

Saturday 9am-12, 2:00-5pm

Sunday Upon Request

Subscribe to our mailing List

  • Facebook
  • Instagram