Sight-Reading music teachers have a lot to teach their students in just a short time each week. A lesson is really best spent working on technique, musicality, and performance. Particularly with young students, teachers often find themselves spending a large portion of their lessons teaching basic musicianship, such as note-reading and rhythms.
For more advanced students who are preparing for All-State or other youth orchestra auditions, sight-reading has been the most challenging part to achieve their goal. A lack of comprehensive training in music theory (i.e. counting and reading), is the reason that students struggle in this field. The Sight-Reading Class teaches these students not only the music theory knowledge but also the skills on improving their sight-reading. Mr. Young Kim, the instructor for this class, has more than 20 years of experience with All-State orchestra audition events. His unique approach towards the subject has helped many students overcome their fear of sight-reading. With All-State and other youth orchestra auditions, the faculty of the William Pu Music Academy strongly recommends students to use the Sight-Reading Class for improving their performance for any future auditions.
Sight-Reading Class is a bi-weekly class which begins in each Fall and Spring semester on Saturdays. For Spring 2019 sight-reading class, Mr. Kim will offer two classes, 9-9:50 a.m. and 10-10:50 a.m. Class tuition is $175 for 10 sessions, full payment is due on or before the first day of class.
Spring 2019 dates are: 1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
Mr. Young Kim, a distinguished member of Georgia Music Educator Association (GMEA), has many years of teaching experience for the Governor Honors Program (GHP). He has served as a judge as well as a conductor of All-State orchestras.
Mr. Kim will focus on helping WPMA students improve their sight reading skills through innovative ideas and hands-on teaching methods. It is through this preparation process for those enrolled in the Sight-Reading Class that these students will gain confidence and improve their scores. WPMA is fortunate to have such a distinguished musician such as Mr. Kim on our staff.
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