Beginner Piano Music

You just can't have too much beginner piano music! Supplement your piano method with free kids sheet music and easy piano songs, plus a bit of classical piano sheet music too. 

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New Beginners

C&B, C&D
Indian Dance
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Music Alphabet Song
Ode to Joy
Snakes Go for a Walk

Middle C Music

All the Pretty Little Horses
Amazing Grace
Ash Grove, a Welsh folk song
Away in a Manger
Back and Forth
Be Thou My Vision
Burleske, by Mozart
Canon in D (in the key of C)
Cowboy's Lament (I'm Going to Leave Old Texas)
Dipping Donuts

Dueling C's
Eensy Weensy Spider
Fur Elise
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Goober Peas

Happy Birthday

Classic Piano Songs Instrumental

Hungarian Dance
If I Give to You My Heart
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
The Moldau
Morning Has Broken
O Holy Night

Old Joe Clark
On Top of Old Smoky
Pat-a-Pan, a French Christmas song
Peck! Peck! Peck!
Red River Valley
Shalom Chaverim
Sonatina in C by Clementi, easy
Snake Charmer
Spanish Ladies
Star of the County Down
Streets of Laredo
Swan Lake

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Wabash Cannonball
Waltzing Matilda
The Water is Wide
Yankee Doodle
Yellow Rose of Texas

Christmas Music

All You That in This House
Angels We Have Heard On High, 4 Versions
Away in a Manger
Bring a Torch, easy
Carol of the Bells, easy
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Coventry Carol, easy
Christ Child's Lullaby
Deck the Halls, easy
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Entre le boeuf (Between the Ox and Donkey)

First Noel
Gaudete (Rejoice!)
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Greensleeves Duet, easy
Greensleeves Solo
Hark How the Bells
He is Born (Il est ne)
Holly and Ivy, 3 versions
Jingle Bells, easy
Jingle Bells, 2 versions
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, easy
Lo, I Bring You Tidings
Masters In This Hall
O Holy Night, easy

O Holy Night
Sing We Noel
Ukrainian Bell Carol
Up On the Housetop

We Three Kings
Wexford Carol
What Child is This
When Christ was Born

Holiday Songs Instrumental

Halloween Music

De Boself
Halloween Songs

Lead Sheets

Go here to see all the lead sheets at Music-for-Music-Teachers!

Left Hand Only or Right Hand Only

Students with one hand

Valentine's Day Songs

Chocolate Romance
If I Give to You My Heart
Wooden Heart

After Year One

Bohemian Lullaby

Canoe Song
Cowboy Song
Desert Sounds
Eensy Weensy Spider
Fur Elise easy
Hungarian Dance
Irish Wedding, easy
Medieval Bells
The Moldau
Old Joe Clark
Pachelbel Canon (in C)
Snake Charmer
Streets of Laredo
What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor easy

Winds in the Willow

After Year Two

America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
Angel in the Sky
Bach Minuet in G
Bach Prelude in C
Brian Boru's March
Burlesque, by Leopold Mozart
Cowboy's Lament (I'm Going to Leave Old Texas)
Egyptian Dance

Fur Elise original (part 1)
German Dance, Beethoven
Goober Peas

Happy Birthday
Harp Ballad
Hava Nagila
Hungarian Dance
Irish Wedding
Largo from "The New World Symphony"
Morning Has Broken
My Country 'Tis of Thee (America)
Pachelbel Canon in D longer
Red River Valley
Streets of Laredo
Waltzing Matilda
What Will We Do With a Drunken Sailor
Yellow Rose of Texas

Year Three and After

De Boself
Emma, a Jane Austen movie tribute
Goober Peas
Keegan's Waltz
Minstrel Boy, vocal/piano arrangement
The Moldau(Short)
The Moldau (Long)
Once I Had a Sweetheart,vocal/piano
Red River Valley
She Moved Through the Fair
Spanish Ladies, vocal/piano
White, Orange and Green, vocal/piano

Duets and Ensembles for Piano and Keyboard

Amazing Grace
British Grenadiers
Burleske, by Leopold Mozart
Canon in D (in the key of C)
Coventry Carol
Garry Owen
Golden Wedding
Happy Birthday
Hungarian Dance
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Spanish Ladies
Star of the County Down
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Toccata from L'Orfeo
Valse Noble, Schubert

Wabash Cannonball
Waltzing Matilda

Hymns, Anthems, Patriotic Songs, and Christmas Songs

All You That in This House
Amazing Grace
America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful

Anchors Aweigh
Angels We Have Heard On High in 6 Different Keys

Away in a Manger
Be Thou My Vision
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Come Ye Sinners (I Will Arise and Go to Jesus)
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Donum Maximus, a 24-page Mass
Farther On
To: Gabrielle, Address: Heaven
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
He is Born (Il est ne)
I'll Fly Away
Gabriel's Message
Lo, I Bring You Tidings
Marines' Hymn
Masters In This Hall
O Holy Night
On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
Sing We Noel
Softly and Tenderly
Star-spangled Banner
Up On the Housetop

We Three Kings
Wexford Carol
What Child is This
What Wondrous Love
What Wondrous Love for Four Parts

Broadway Music

Broadway Musicals List

Piano Teaching Tools

12 Major Scales and Chords for Piano
12 Minor Scales and Chords for Piano
Best Piano Books!
Exercises for Technique, Theory, & Transposing

Free Printable Flashcards
Giant Flashcards for Games
Piano Chord Chart for Major and Minor Chords
Piano Keyboard Diagram
Reading Piano Music - Notereading Difficulties
Rote Learning for Music Teaching
Studio Favorite (Currently)

Celtic Piano Songs Instrumental

Every kid, every situation is unique... some kids will happily play week after week from their piano method books, enjoying each turn of the page with its new challenge, while others find the books boring and dig in their heels as you attempt to drag them through their lesson book. 

Some beginners move along quickly, while others need months and months to digest the small handful of notes around Middle C.

Some kids have heard classical piano music from the time they were born; with others, all they know is video game music.

So how do you choose beginner piano music?  Well, all kids love to play what is familiar to them. You will have to stretch them, expanding their tastes, but you must still satisfy their desire to play what sounds like music to them (the reason they were excited to play piano in the first place!) or risk losing them as students.

Never will I forget an account by the late John Holt (writer and early home-schooling advocate, and lover-if-not-master of the cello) in his book, Never Too Late: My Musical Life Story, about meeting another adult cello student. Like him, she was a beginner, and they were comparing notes (no pun intended). Holt was thoroughly enjoying himself with the growing number of real cello pieces he could play, even though he felt his abilities were quite modest.

But the poor woman cellist was confined to scales by her teacher, week after week. At the end of each lesson this man would say something like, "I think you're almost ready for a real piece... but no, we'd better continue with the scales."

Yikes! Can you imagine? I don't think too many of us would do that to our students, but the story is a useful reminder that LOVE, a sense of wonder, and excitement are what draw children to music, and we teachers must not forget that.

Boy at piano,

Scales? Yes. Exercises? Yes. Notereading? Of course. But with beginner piano music, always at least one FUN piece, a piece that gives the child something to look forward to at practice time. Keep looking until you find a piece they enjoy, and they will likely work on it happily until it is perfect.

So where do you find that perfect piece? It's so easy to make a wrong choice for a picky student! And there's the nagging little voice in the back of your mind reminding you that copying is definitely not legal...

If only there were sources of free kids' sheet music, beginner piano music! Music, in addition, with suggestions for teachers, and stories and tips. Well, now there is. I have a large and ever-expanding collection of beginner piano music, and what I offer here has been tried and found worthy of keeping! Much of it is just supplemental to the beginner piano music method books I use, but a lot of it is music I consider essential for my students, to lay down a hands-on foundation of understanding music theory.

Add some spice to your students' music diet without breaking the bank -- almost all the beginner piano music you will find here is free and easily printable, with no strings attached!  Furthermore, you can look my free sheet music over before downloading it onto your computer.

Wedding Songs Instrumental


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