ABRSM grades for vocal require sight singing (grade 1). Do I need to take some special training to get this skill or is it expected to come with time?
I am currently taking both vocal and piano lessons for about one year. I mostly simply follow that the teacher suggests. However if I decide to try getting ABRSM grade 1 in vocal (no more ambitions), it says "sight singing" in the exam task list. I do not learn such things at the moment, I simply learn various songs and piano pieces to perform.
Do I need to try learning self dependently, ask teacher, or alternatively maybe this is expected to come with time with less training than it would be required now?