Sing By Sight at ICMP

Teaching the next generation of vocalists

“We are very excited to announce that Sing By Sight is embedded into the course curriculum and is now being used to teach sight singing to students at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, UK.

ICMP is one of the most respected colleges for teaching Contemporary Commercial Music in the UK and we are proud to announce this strategic partnership”

Sing By Sight Creator

Emer McParland

What Is Sing By Sight?

Start your sight singing journey today

Sing By Sight is a fantastic online sight singing course, taking you from the absolute beginnings of sight singing through to a professional level and written specifically for Contemporary Commercial Music Singers - singers just like you!

  • High Quality Tutorial Videos explain every element you need to know
  • Exciting Further Study Exercises get you sight singing 'real world' music straight away
  • Backing Tracks With Every Exercise add to the 'real world' experience
  • Regular Live Webinars keep you motivated and engaged in your learning
  • Your Tutor (Emer McParland) is one of the most experienced vocalists and vocal tutors in the UK (check out her totally amazing Biog!)

    Sing By Sight teaches you everything you need to know to work on some of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding vocal projects in the music business today.

Do You See Yourself Here?

  • Amateur Singers

    Do you sing in a choir or vocal group? Have you always wanted to understand what everything means on a page of music?
    If the answer is 'yes' then Sing By Sight is for you.

  • Vocal Students

    Do you want to equip yourself with as many skills as possible for a career at the highest levels of the Music Business?
    If the answer is 'yes' then Sing By Sight is for you.

  • Professional Singers

    Do you want to improve the work you get in the Music Business and open up even more doors?
    If the answer is 'yes' then Sing By Sight is for you.

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Thank You

Click on the course cards below for lots more information about each Level of Sing By Sight and check out the Free Preview chapters.

Check out the Course Overview if you have some sight singing knowledge but don't know where to start, or email us if you have any questions

What Sing By Sight can do for you!

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“Emer’s approach and guidance to reading music throughout my learning years has proved imperative to my career as a session singer. I encourage every singer I meet to take on even some basic reading skills as it has helped me to progress even further and move into vocal arranging.
Simple and highly effective teaching - I can’t be more thankful to Emer and to recommend her work enough. ”

Backing Vocalist (Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Trevor Horn, The Ministry Of Sound and more........)

Izzy Chase

Have you ever wished you could.....

pick up a piece of music and sight sing it?

find a course that teaches you to sight sing your style of music?

find resources that help you improve your sight singing skills?

Sing By Sight is:

This is not a computer generated course!

a self-paced, progressive, fully online sight singing course written for you, whatever your style of singing - Pop, Musical Theatre, R&B, Jazz, Country, Rock etc.

a course written and presented to you by a real singer, with 30 years experience at the top of the music business.

a fantastic resource for singers who want to learn or improve, with over 700 exercises and backing tracks.

a comprehensive course that includes live Webinars, adding fun to your learning experience, but also giving you the real world experience you need to improve and reach your goals.

Current Student Testimonials

Read what Sing By Sight students say about the course:

“The Webinar was set up brilliantly and your encouragement to let us interact was wonderful, I’m thoroughly enjoying (the course) and really soaking it up.”



“Sing By Sight has given me the chance to learn something I never thought I'd be able to, and speaking as someone who has always struggled with learning due to dyslexia, I've found the course is presented in a way that makes it acceptable to all learning abilities.”



“The platform is so easy to use and you can work at your own pace at your specific ability level. There is so much content and everything is explained thoroughly. Emer is brilliant and is always there to answer any questions which gives the course a real personal touch that you just don't get on most online courses. ”



Learn to sight sing with an expert!

Sing By Sight is a unique sight singing course written specifically for Contemporary Commercial Music singers, and delivered by top UK vocalist and vocal tutor, Emer McParland ~ Solo Big Band Vocalist on Marvel's 'Avengers:Endgame' movie.

Emer has sung on soundtracks ranging from the classic Sleepy Hollow through to several of the Harry Potter movies, as well as singing backing vocals for artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Björkand Andrea Bocelli.

She knows the information and knowledge you need to improve and succeed as a sight singer, whatever your style, level or age.
Click Your Tutor link above for Emer’s full biography

“As a relative novice to the discipline, I was amazed by how quickly I progressed and how soon I was able to put what Emer taught me into professional practice. ”

Session Vocalist (Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Roxy Music, Beverley Knight), Musical Theatre (The Lion King, Sister Act), Vocal Coach (The Voice UK), Actor (Television and Film)

Me'sha Bryan

What does each Level contain?

“Lifetime Access”
gives you access to all the material below!

  • On each Level of Sing By Sight you get Lifetime access to:

    •11 Chapters ~ consisting of Theory, Practical and Further Study tutorial videos, taking you through different elements of sight singing

    •Further Study material for every chapter ~ with bespoke backing tracks for every exercise, giving you a 'real world' and original sight singing experience

    •Quizzes included throughout the course ~ aimed at reinforcing your learning

    •Vocal Exercises with each level ~ preparing you for upcoming material

    •Regular Webinars (live lessons) ~ giving you the opportunity to engage with your learning in a live situation

    •Webinar Library ~ you also have access to Sing By Sights extensive Library of past Webinars, full of exercises, interviews with top professional vocalists and lots of sight singing tips

“Emer's style of coaching is clear, concise and informative, providing truly qualitative learning, encouraging the student and enabling them to track their progress in a tangible way.”

Vocalist, Vocal Coach (The Voice, UK, The Voice Kids, UK), Vocal Tutor (The Brit School)

Jenny Howe

Take that step and learn to sight sing today

Whatever your style, whatever your level...

Realise your dreams and ambitions with Sing By Sight
See results every step of the way
Study with material that is relevant and real world
Gain confidence in your ability to sight sing

“She is a great tutor of sight singing, with a brilliant knack of instilling confidence in students.”

Session Singer (Damon Albarn, Alexandra Burke, BBC TV and Radio, ITV, and more) Vocal Coach (Malaysia/UK)

Tommy Ng

Start To Sing By Sight Now!

Learn to sight sing and put yourself in the mix for fantastic opportunities in the world of singing.


If you don't see an answer to your question here, please email us, using the button below, and we'll get back to you asap.

  • What device can I use to work on Sing By Sight?

    Sing By Sight works on all devices:
    Because of the nature of the material however, we recommend you use a desktop, laptop or tablet, as the written music can be too small to read on a mobile.

  • Is there an age limit to Sing By Sight?

    There is no age limit as such to Sing By Sight. The youngest age we would recommend is 8 years old, but overall the material is written and presented in such a way as to suit any age.

  • Are there any 'live' elements to Sing By Sight?

    Yes. There are regular Webinars (live lessons) on Sing By Sight, focusing on a range of sight singing elements. There are also special features in the Webinars, such as interviews with a wide range of music industry figures, and conversations with other vocalists from a variety of music backgrounds.

    You also have the opportunity to engage in real time with the webinars, reading music, asking questions, and generally having some fun!

  • Can I share this course with my friends?

    Sing By Sight purchases are licensed for individuals only, and the course is under copyright. We're thrilled you want to share the course, but we'd be really grateful if you referred your friends and colleagues to the website so they can check out Sing By Sight for themselves. Thank you for respecting our work.

  • What do I do if I have a question?

    You can email in any questions you have relating to the course, whether they are musical questions, or technical questions.

All Lyrics and Music on Sing By Sight written, arranged and performed by Emer McParland
Filming, editing, mixing and mastering by Rob Sneddon
© Vocal Vista Ltd 2021