Sightreading. Solved.

New Piano Adventures Sightreading Coach Offers Smart Assessment Technology to Instantly Grade Rhythm and Pitch During At-Home Practice

Nancy and Randall Faber are pleased to announce the release of their newest digital support tool, the Piano Adventure Sightreading Coach. This innovative technology provides immediate feedback and assessment, making it the perfect companion to the Piano Adventures Sightreading books.

The Sightreading Coach “listens” to the student play along with the score, and instantly grades rhythm and pitch by highlighting incorrect notes and rhythms. Students can practice the exercise as often as they wish, and upload their best performance to the teacher in between lessons. Teachers can monitor student progress without using valuable lesson time, making at-home practice more accurate and efficient.

The app is free to teachers, and contains all the exercise from nine progressive levels in the Piano Adventures Sightreading library—Primer, Levels 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, and Accelerated Levels 1 and 2. These carefully composed variations on the Lesson Book pieces help students see the “new” against the background of the “familiar.” Students play one exercise per day, completing one set per week.

The Sightreading Coach can be used with any piano or keyboard. No cables are required. Access online with the Chrome web browser, or on mobile with iOS and Android apps. Teachers sign up for free, and invite parents and students to the app. Each student is just $2/month after a 30-day free trial. Learn more and download our Quick Start Guide.

7 Responses to “Sightreading. Solved.”

  1. Nanette de Andrade November 7, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

    That sounds pretty awesome. I don’t have the sight reading books though. I’ll have to order them! Do you want any teachers to feedback to you as we give it a whirl?

  2. Carrie November 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

    I am trying to set up an account using my iPad, but it is saying this isn’t compatible with my browser. Can you recommend something I can use instead of Safari?

  3. Brenda Krachenberg November 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    How is that sight reading? If they can keep doing the same exercise over and over, it’s learning a “piece” but isn’t really sight reading.

    • Jon Ophoff November 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

      If you prefer, when assigning exercises, under Advanced Options, you may limit the number of attempts, or block listening to the model reference track. You may find your own balance between practice and testing. Hope that helps!

  4. Margaret November 9, 2019 at 3:14 am #

    Can regular Google work or mist it be Google chrome?? How is it used with a PC desktop or laptop? Or tablet or iPad?

    • Jon Ophoff November 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm #

      Hi, Margaret, see my note above about using Chrome or Firefox browsers on desktop computers, and the dedicated apps if using mobile devices (see links above). Hope that helps!

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