Sight-reading is one of the most important skills for confident musicianship. It is also one of the least-practiced, least-trained skills in the musician’s palette. Because of this, many musicians feel uncomfortable sight-reading.
At First Sight teaches students how to sight-read easily, efficiently and with confidence, through the medium of chamber music. Because chamber music demands a high level of individual musical responsibility, it demonstrates the importance of being able to read well, and becomes a valuable venue for sight-reading practice.
AFS Staff work with students to give them both sight-reading skills and experience, through chamber music reading sessions, seminars and demonstrations. Students at AFS overcome the fear of sight-reading, becoming stronger players and more confident musical leaders.