DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You know your students should be doing Sight Reading, Aural and Rhythm in every lesson, but you always seem to run out of time.
Let's face it, there's nothing more frustrating than wanting to help your students progress, only to feel like you're constantly struggling to fit everything in, and never actually achieving consistency in ALL the skills. And there's nothing more disheartening than watching your students struggle.
You know that you SHOULD be practising sight reading, aural and rhythm in every lesson. Maybe you've even tried to drill down on one of these skills for a few weeks, a term, a semester.
And yet, it's not quite working.
Problem is, most sight reading resources out there focus ONLY on what you see ie. note reading and sight skills.
So you often need to supplement with other books or resources to help out with aural, rhythm, interval and pattern based reading, without any real methodological connectedness. It can be a clumsy and non coordinated approach, which ends up costing you more money, more time, and more hassle.
Ultimately you end up sacrificing consistency.
And we all know that consistency is the key to making real progress in sight reading.
But what if there was a way to make sure you got it right?
Imagine one resource to help you achieve consistency in just 5 mins a lesson.
So WHAT Is Sensory Sight Reading?
What most sight reading methods fail to acknowledge is the importance of ALL the senses, not just what we see through learning notes and rhythms on the page.
What we HEAR through the development of our aural skills, what we FEEL through a kinaesthetic awareness of our hands across the keys, and precisely HOW WE SEE by improving our perception of shapes through intervals and pattern recognition, are all essential ingredients to developing effective long term sight reading skills.
Develops note reading skills using intervallic reading and pattern recognition.
Integrates Solfa ear training methods and fosters recognition of intervals and melodic/rhythmic patterns.
Strengthens the kinaesthetic relationship between what you see on the page and what you feel on the keys.
Enhances rhythm sense through a variety of rhythm patterns and metres.
Benefits and Features:
Quick and Easy
The activities are short so you can spend less than 5mins in every lesson on sight reading practice.
A single resource which covers a huge depth of skills training in simple bite sized activities.
An Interactive PDF that helps you easily navigate through the book, with buttons, checkboxes and merit stars to mark off progress.
Save money by avoiding the need to purchase individual supplementary resources and make great savings with a studio license for unlimited use in your entire studio.
Motivate students giving them goals and rewards for their work. Easily track progress and motivate students with activity checkboxes, lesson completion stars and medals awarded for each level.
Colourful and Engaging
Bright cheerful colours and a simple and consistent layout makes the books easy to follow and work through whilst also being pleasant to look at.
Book 1 - Preliminary
Book 1 is carefully designed for preliminary students as young as 4 years old. With the teacher as the guide students start with pre staff reading, gradually moving onto on staff reading, as well as easy to imitate rhythm and aural exercises.
Book 2 - Beginner
Designed for any beginner student - child, teen or adult, book 2 develops both aural and visual recognition of intervals, keys, tonality, and a variety of rhythms and time signatures, while further strengthening a kinaesthetic awareness with hands together playing.
Book 1 and 2 Bundle
Grab both books 1 and 2 at a significantly discounted price to further help you save.
About The Author
Hi, I’m Geri Green.
I’ve taught piano, theory and composition for almost 20 years and I'm also an experienced composer and orchestrator.
My perspective on sight reading comes from a very different angle than most writers on this topic. I’ve always struggled with sight reading and it’s never been easy for me. I’ve experienced the negative effect of poor sight reading from the perspective of both a learner and a teacher. I truly understand the struggles students have when learning AND I know the real struggles teachers have when trying to give their students the best sight reading education.
I’ve spent over a decade trying to understand where I went wrong in my learning journey and how to improve my own skills, and in doing, so I’ve worked out what works and what doesn’t.
It’s my ongoing mission to help students avoid the mistakes I made and to help them have a rewarding sight reading experience for life.
Unfortunately no, as you are downloading a digital PDF file you have immediate access to the product and we have no way to retrieve it if you change your mind. We have included sample pages of what’s inside so look through those carefully before you buy so you know what you'll be getting.
No, the books are currently only available as a digital PDF file. However, you have the added benefit of having a digital product as well as the option to print off yourself.
Any device that allows you to view a PDF file. Works well viewed as a PDF on a desktop computer or you can also download it to iBooks on an iPad.
Yes, as you are purchasing a studio license you may make unlimited copies for all students in your studio for life. However, it is illegal to share your purchased copy with any other teacher, person or student not currently enrolled in your studio.
The reading activities in the books are catered to beginner piano players however the aural and rhythm activities can be done by any student learning music on any instrument.
For best results it’s recommended that the books be worked on through the guidance of a teacher. We’ve also provided audio files for all rhythm and aural activities to assist those students who may wish to self study.