The founders of Piano Adventures, Nancy and Randall Faber, are pleased to announce the release of their newest digital support tool, the Piano Adventure Sightreading Coach. The software tool uses smart assessment technology to instantly grade rhythm and pitch during practice sessions.
This innovative technology provides immediate feedback and assessment, and is designed as a companio resource to the Piano Adventures Sightreading books.
The Sightreading Coach ‘listens’ to the student play along with the score, and grades rhythm and pitch by highlighting incorrect notes and rhythms. Students can practise the exercise as often as they wish, and upload their best performance to the teacher in between lessons. Teachers can monitor student progress without using valuable lesson time, making at-home practice more accurate and efficient.
The app is free to teachers, and contains all the exercise from nine progressive levels in the Piano Adventures Sightreading library – Primer, Levels 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, and Accelerated Levels 1 and 2. These carefully composed variations on the Lesson Book pieces help students see the ‘new’ against the background of the ‘familiar’. Students play one exercise per day, completing one set per week.
- The Sightreading Coach can be used with any piano or keyboard. No cables are required. Access online with the Chrome web browser, or on mobile with iOS and Android apps
- Teachers sign up for free, and invite parents and students to the app
- Each student is just $2/month after a 30-day free trial