Improving sight-reading skills in advanced pianists: a hybrid approach.

Zhukov, Katie, Viney, Liam, Riddle, Glenn, Teniswood-Harvey, Arabella and Fujimura, Kenji (2016) Improving sight-reading skills in advanced pianists: a hybrid approach.. Psychology of Music, 44 2: 155-167. doi:10.1177/0305735614550229

Author Zhukov, Katie
Viney, Liam
Riddle, Glenn
Teniswood-Harvey, Arabella
Fujimura, Kenji
Title Improving sight-reading skills in advanced pianists: a hybrid approach.
Journal name Psychology of Music   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-3087
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0305735614550229
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 44
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 167
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This article evaluates a new curriculum for training of sight-reading skills in advanced pianists that combined three teaching strategies proven effective in an earlier study. The course was developed collaboratively and trialed in two implementations. Twenty-five participants were pre- and post-tested and their playing analysed using custom-made software. Mixed-model ANCOVAs were used to analyse performance data against the results from the individual training programs. The findings show that the students using the hybrid program improved significantly in their sight-reading skills in all four categories measured, surpassing progress made in the individual programs. Implications for future research include application of such a hybrid approach to the training of younger pianists and to sight-reading on other instruments.
Keyword Higher education
Piano teaching
Sight-reading skills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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