I started a thread about a month ago about starting grades.
I have now entered for grade 4 in July, it will be my first piano exam.
I am very happy that I will be ready for it. I can handle the pieces fine and playing the scales isn't a problem. However, I do feel that if anything is going to let me down, it will be my sight reading. I find that I memorize pieces quite quickly, and, although I do look at the music whilst playing, I don't really feel I am READING it (if that makes sense!). When learning a new piece, I would say that I "decode" it note by note rather than reading it more fluently. My teacher said to look at easier pieces that I have and play through them, so I have been playing from a grade 1 exam book from 2004 (my brothers) but I still don't feel its doing much good.
I'm looking for any advice on things to do to improve my reading. It would also be great if someone would be able to suggest a sight reading exercise to do when I'm away from home and therefore have no access to a piano.