Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Ultimate Pre-Staff Sight-Reading Program for Beginners!

After blogging about The Great Sight-Reading Challenge last July and this May, I immediately began working on a pre-staff and partial-staff version of The Great Sight-Reading Challenge so students who were at the very beginning of their piano studies could participate in the challenge. My goal was to create at least ten sets of sight-reading sheets (the final project includes 12), with sixteen examples in each set, for students who were not yet reading music on the staff. Some of the examples would be fingers 2 and 3 on two black keys, fingers 2, 3, 4 on three black keys, all 5 fingers on white keys, and partial-staff examples of 2nds through 5ths. The complete Table of Contents and sample pages are below. 

I was so excited when, earlier this week, Joy at Color in My Piano blogged "The Role of Intervalic Reading when Reading Music". The timing of her post coincided almost perfectly with the completion of The Great Sight-Reading Challenge: Pre-Staff Edition, which includes quite a few sight-reading examples requiring students to read by intervals! If you haven't read her post yet, read it, because she does a beautiful job explaining the importance of intervals in the music reading process. 

If you want all of your students to get a head start on sight-reading, get your copy of "Sight-Read Like a Rockstar" (formerly known as The Great Sight-Reading Challenge: Pre-Staff Edition) and your students will be sight-reading like rockstars in no time! 

Do you know someone else who needs pre-staff sight-reading materials? Use the sharing buttons on the left or pin the image below to let them know about this fun set of sight-reading pieces!


  1. This looks like a great resource! I'd like to purchase it, is it still available?

  2. Absolutely! You can purchase each set separately, or save 40% by purchasing the entire bundle at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Here's the link to the bundled set, and that page contains links to the rest of the sets :) Thanks so much for asking!

  3. Update: The individual sets are not available at this time, but all the sets are in a HUGE bundle offered at 50% off the pricing of the original sets.