Music at Sight

Demystify Sight Reading in 4 Weeks

Do you struggle with sight-reading?

Did you know that you can learn how to do it?

I was a terrible sight reader as a student, until I picked up some juicy bits of advice as well as some music theory nouse at university. I went from being hopeless at sight reading to earning money as an accompanist and working in theatre! And now I've packaged up all that advice, knowledge and experience into a unique sight reading curriculum and practice library.
I've never seen a course quite like Music at Sight before, and I know it can help you. If you want to be able to:
  • open a book of music and just play
  • accompany your students
  • play in ensembles with other musicians
  • become a more confident teacher

- then this course will get you started. You will learn:

  • the number 1 rule of sight reading
  • 2 tools you can use to improve your sight reading right away
  • 3 steps to make you a faster sight reader
This course runs for four weeks, but you have access to it for a full year. It includes all daily practice materials, a set of curated pieces for sight reading, "practice with me" videos, and a dedicated private Facebook group to ask questions, keep you accountable and offer cameraderie with like-minded musicians. By the end of this course, you will know how to sight read at a grade 1 level.
And because this course is running for the first time, I am offering it at a discount. Use the coupon code 1/3OFF to get 33% off the tuition. But do it quickly, as this offer lasts until midnight (BST) on Tuesday, 18 May!

Your Instructor

Lona Kozik
Lona Kozik

I have been teaching music theory and composition since I began my graduate education in 1999. While studying for my MA in Music Composition at the University of Pennsylvania, I started teaching music theory to Penn undergraduates. I have since taught music theory and composition at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, Plymouth University (UK), Dartington College of Arts (UK), and in my own studio at home. I own and operate the Totnes School of Piano.

I entered my undergraduate studies completely focussed on studying piano performance, but I quickly found that studying music theory improved my sight-reading and my ability to memorise music; it heightened my musical expression and understanding at the piano; and it eventually led me to composing music.

I hold dual undergraduate degrees in piano performance and music theory, an MA and PhD in composition from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and two MFAs in performance (improvisation emphasis) and electronic music and recording media from Mills College in California, where I won the Flora Boyd Piano Performance Prize in 2011.

But most importantly, I have a passion for teaching music theory. I believe it is the key that unlocks all musical treasures. It can be engaging in its own right, but music theory, for me, is best viewed as a means toward greater musical expression and creativity.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts 10 May and ends on 4 June, 2021. However, you have access to the course for a year after it begins and can start it any time. You can also work at your own pace, so if it's more comfortable to work on each unit for two weeks at a time - or even a month at a time - you can!
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course for a year from the start date.

This course is closed for enrollment.