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EasyPianoHacks | How to Sight Read 8x Faster for Piano

Sight reading secrets to help you read any piano music fast. Save months of time without expensive private lessons.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 42m
Language: English
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Reading new music is hard. Learning new songs takes time.
And whenever you ask for help on how to read faster, people say “just practice” – and they’re absolutely right, except for one thing…
For a student of mine, this one thing made the difference between learning something in 5 hours versus 5 minutes.
For many students learning to play online, this is the #1 mistake when it comes to learning piano and playing new songs.
And this one thing is something that over 60+ of my private students have used to make consistent progress learning to play piano…
It’s not just “if you practice,” it’s also “how you practice”
Here’s a story.
One of my students had been learning to practice sight reading “the hard way”
She was frustrated. Before she was my student, she would slowly decode the music note-by-note, and then plain memorized the hand movements. She had the basics of read music, but reading music felt like she was “reading ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.”
That’s when we took action.
Fluent sight readers learn to identify musical patterns. Musical patterns like scales, intervals, chords, and sequences in the music. Instead of reading 1 note a time, you read 3 notes in a chord, 8 notes in a scale, and more…
Just think about that…
Reading 1 scale at a time is reading 8 notes at a time. If you compare that to my student reading 1 note at a time, that’s 8x as fast as most beginners read notes, and we haven’t even started talking about reading scales in both hands… 
If you give any of my students a piece of new music, this is the way they have learned to sight read because this is the way classical performers sight read. Classical music may not be your thing, but classical training can give you the skills you need to play any music you like.
For some, you may want to develop this over time by mere exposure and work. You might start to recognize patterns after doing some technique and music theory – I fully encourage you and all my students to do that. 
But some of us don’t have time. We want to be able to sight read music fast NOW.
If that’s the case, then you need the most efficient way to make more progress in less practice time. If I’m being honest, the best solution for that kind of guidance is still a private teacher. But for some of us, a private teacher isn’t an option (and so expensive).
Private teachers will save you time, but will cost you money. For most, it’s hard to find a good teacher in our area, especially at a great rate.
That’s when I decided to create this online course for self-taught piano students like you, because if:
1. You are learning to play piano, and
2. You are willing to put in the time and effort to practice…
Then you deserve the best guidance for your dollar investment. If you love to play piano and you’re willing to work for it, then you have a right to know the techniques for mastery that I offer to my 1-on-1 private students.
If you’re willing to put in the practice time to master sight reading, then I’m willing to share with you the same 5 Step Formula that I’ve used to successfully teach fluent sight reading to over 60 private students in the past 10 years. 
For those of you who love to play new songs, I think you’ll find the secrets to learning songs faster quite to your liking. I’ll show you the “speed hacks” I use to break down difficult music into easy bite-sized chunks, so you can spend less time practicing, and spend more time enjoying as you play your dream piano songs.

You will learn

✓ You will learn how to read any difficult piano sheet music
✓ You will learn to improve your skills without a piano teacher
✓ You will make more consistent progress in less practice time
✓ You will be able to sight read faster with techniques used by classical musicians
✓ You will have a step-by-step system to consistently improve your sight reading abilities
✓ You will fix the #1 most common mistake that self taught piano students make
✓ You will receive a guided workbook with 200+ exercises to improve your music reading ability
✓ You will build a solid foundation around fingering, tactile memory, and kinesthetic memory


• You will need a piano or a keyboard (66 key minimum, 88 key preferred)You should be able to identify musical notes and play them on the keyboard
• You should have a minimum of 30 minutes per day to practice for best results

This course is for

• Piano players that want to read music faster and play difficult songs well
• Students who feel like they’re not making any progress
• Beginner and intermediate students looking for step-by-step guidance to tackle new songs
• Students who want high-end classical training without a private piano teacher
• Self-taught musicians that never want to lose their musical progress
• Made for the self-taught piano student learning at home
• Casual beginners that never want to lose their musical progress
• Students that are struggling with what fingering to use when learning new songs
ARCT Piano Teacher, ARCT Piano Performer, LLCM Licentiate
I help self-taught piano students learn piano online.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 42m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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