Knowing how to read music opens the doors for being able to play anything you want as long as you can find the sheet music. Reading music is also an excellent brain exercise. So, with all these great things that come with learning how to read music, what are we waiting for? Let’s jump right into the basics.

It's not how long you practice, but how often. So, two 20-minute sessions a week are actually a lot better than a single 40-minute session. And let's face it - it's much easier to sit down at the piano for just 20 minutes a day! Make piano practice a daily habit that you can look forward to. A vocalist might use a piano to define those hard-to-read-notes. Whatever you use for your safety net, do your best to practice without it. It’s good to make mistakes. Without them, how can you learn? 5. Practice Sight-Reading Different Types of Music. When it comes to sight-reading, you never really know what you’re going to get.