Becoming a good sight singer or sight reader is an essential musical skill and is invaluable to exam candidates, choirs and others alike. This comprehensive course starts with the very basics of how to read rhythm, then how to read pitch. The two skills are then combined in a course that progressively builds skills and introduces new areas of focus.
Put aside your sight reading worries and sign up today to become a confident reader!
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
StartLesson 1 - Understanding Rhythm (19:10)
StartLesson 2 - Time Signatures (6:58)
StartLesson 3 - Reading Rhythms 1 (53:06)
StartLesson 4 - Reading Rhythms 2 (35:47)
PreviewLesson 5 - Reading Treble Clef (18:17)
StartLesson 6 - Reading Bass Clef (15:02)
StartLesson 7 - Reading a Melody (41:08)
StartLesson 8 - Combining Melody and Rhythm 1 (46:29)
StartLesson 9 - Combining Melody and Rhythm 2 (24:17)