Sight-reading is one of the most important skills for confident musicianship.  It is also one of the least-practiced, least-trained skills in the musician’s palette. Because of this, many musicians feel uncomfortable sight-reading.


At First Sight teaches students how to sight-read easily, efficiently and with confidence, through the medium of chamber music.  Because chamber music demands a high level of individual musical responsibility, it demonstrates the importance of being able to read well, and becomes a valuable venue for sight-reading practice.


AFS Staff members work with students to give them both sight-reading skills and experience through chamber music reading sessions, seminars and demonstrations. Students at AFS overcome the fear of sight-reading, becoming stronger players and more confident musical leaders.


Sight-reading is learned by doing it. Wednesday evening, staff and students read the Mendelssohn Octet together, sight-reading at its best.

CONTACT US • AT FIRST SIGHT, P. O. Box 498, Collegedale, TN 37315 • Phone: 970-324-0837