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Welcome to Piano Sight Reading!

Emmanuelle Fonsny creator of Piano Sight Reading

Hi! I’m Manu, and I’m passionate about helping pianists become great sight-readers.

Is sight-reading one of your weaknesses? Do you wish you knew how to improve your sight-reading? Not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re frustrated because you spend so much time trying to get better at sight-reading but you don’t see any results? 

 

If this is you, you have come to the right place!

 

I started sight-reading MANY years ago – in fact, I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t sight-reading! If I was to make a pile of all the music I’ve sight-read over the years, I think it would reach the ceiling!

 

Having said that, I was not born with a special talent. But what I had was curiosity and thirst for more music, which led me to keep reading pieces, until one day, I realised that I could sight-read.

 

Having taught piano and violin to students of all ages for the last decade, I’ve learnt what works and what doesn’t when it comes to teaching sight-reading. I’ve learnt what can stop students from becoming good sight-readers and how to lead them on the right path. 

 

Who this site is for

If you:

– like to learn new things

– want sight-reading tips and resources  
– aren’t scared of challenges
– are here for the long haul
– want to discover more piano music

 

Then, this site IS for you!

 

If, one the other hand, you want a quick solution that will solve all your problems immediately, then I’m afraid this site is NOT for you! 

Emmanuelle Fonsny creator of Piano Sight Reading

My story so far

I’ve taken many paths to get to where I am now. Born in Belgium, I took piano lessons at 5 and violin at 6. I also did 3 years of solfège, which has helped me tremendously with my overall musicianship.

 

In my teens, my family and I migrated to Australia. I studied music and Japanese at university (yes, quite a combination!) and spent 6 months in Japan as an exchange student. I also completed a Masters in translation before finally joining the workforce. 

 

For a while, I was giving one-on-one lessons in Maths, French, Japanese, violin and piano but narrowed it down to piano and violin (wise decision!). I also worked as an English-French translator for 10 years. I dabbled in cello lessons and took up the clarinet for several years. I also draw and have a thing for learning languages…

 

Relevant qualifications

– Bachelor of Arts (Music & Japanese)

– Associate Diploma of Music Performance, Australia (AMusA) in Piano

– 12 years of private teaching

 

These days, I still teach piano and violin and work as an accompanist. With my teaching and sight-reading skills, I now want to share my knowledge with YOU so that you too can grow a pile of music as high as the ceiling! 

 

Now that you know my story, what is yours? I’d love to hear from you. Either leave a comment on one of my blog posts or send me an email.

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