Beginner Piano Music

Beginning piano music for teachers & students - build your music library quickly and simply! Many levels of many genres, free.

You just can't have too much beginner piano music!

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With FREE DOWN-LOADABLE kids' sheet music,  

EASY to intermediate piano songs both traditional and classical,

Scales, chords, & exercises, guides & reference sheets to explain the keyboard, guitar tabs, the music staffs, & more!

New Beginners sheet music for piano, free

Important music sheets for the first week to a month:

Piano Keyboard Charts 

First, kids need to practice saying all the notes of the piano keyboard!  Choose one of these handy layouts, from three different styles.

Scales & chords for beginning piano students to shape the hand, with note names written inside the note heads, for beginners.

Piano Scales Sheet Music 

5-finger scales for shaping the beginner's hand posture.

With note names inside the note heads, and finger numbers with the first set, students catch on quickly!

Scales for left hand, too.

Wormies - just printable notes!

Not true note-reading, but just looking at the musical staff as a "ladder" to climb up or down, one slow note at a time!

Now you will KNOW if they are understanding the movement of notes on the staff.

These are the first things I use with my students! 

Some, like the scales & simple chords pictured above,  greatly improve students' recall of what we have gone over at lessons. 

Others, such as the paper keyboard, become a permanent reference, as we add a new key every week until even the black keys' names are memorized.

Additional beginner sheets and music:

ABC & CDE piano key notes

Simple 3-note songs set around Middle C; one for left hand, and one for right hand.

Songs all on the black keys make it simple for beginning piano players!

Black Notes songs

Little songs all on the black keys using only fingers 2, 3, & 4.

Some old, some new, & all easy for beginners!

Check out the page of black keys songs...

Cat Came Back lyrics, melody & chords

This silly but satisfying song has several versions, with a couple simplified to just 5 fingers. 

Irresistible lyrics!

C&B  & C&D piano notes for beginners

One for left hand & one for right hand - super-easy note-reading songs.

Dueling C's piano music for beginners

Both hands want to play the Middle C.

Your student must determine which hand it actually belongs to!

Simple song for two hands Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy

This graphic shows a "helper notes" version of Fuzzy Wuzzy.  (Another arrangement without lettered notes is also on this page.)

Just 5 keys are used in this song about the bear with no hair.

God is Good lyrics & music

Though this song has skips, it is easy, short, & sweet.

Especially with AlphanOtes! 

But there are other arrangements on this page.


Not the melody, but the easy broken chord accompaniment. 

You may think think this is way too hard for your young students.  Trust me, once they can play a 5-note scale and make a chord, they will be able to play broken chords. 

And they are not READING the notes, but following the chord symbols above the music notes.

The first beautiful piano music for my students.  It will inspire them.

Indian Dance - a powerful melody driven by repeated chords, this is a simple first

Indian Dance 

High energy with a non-stop melody, this is a song your beginners will be amazed to hear themselves play!

A treble-clef-only version and an "AlphaNotes" version are also available on this site...

Jingle Bells sheet music

Beginners do well with familiar songs!  They will enjoy it, even if Christmas is far away.

The one shown here has lettered notes, but there are several versions on this page.

Kum Ba Yah

An old melody with simple appeals to God.

This is a familiar song to many.

Lavender's Blue with the Cinderella song lyrics

A pretty nursery song, used in the most recent Cinderella movie.

This is a favorite among young girls. 

The 3 main chords: I, IV, and V, introduced as the background to

Louie Louie sheet music for piano

Okay - so this is NOT a beginner's version!  But I do have a LETTERED-NOTE version, very easy to read, on the same page.

This "song" is really just the 3 main chords in the key of C, set to the rhythm of Louie Louie.  A super fun way to understand the I, IV, & V chords

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Use this well-known song as a foundation for left hand chord technique, and also learning to transpose simple melodies.

Several arrangements; some with finger numbers and chord symbols, and some without.

Music Alphabet Song piano notes for kids

From A below Middle C & up to G, alphabet practice!

Instead of "C" being the note for thumbs to reside on, thumbs are placed on "D".

Ode to Joy

The famous song by Beethoven, multiple versions!

Peck! Peck! Peck! beginner piano sheet music

Centered around Middle C, a fun little song about chickens eating.

Staccato is the new thing in this piece.

Pizza Please keyboard music notes

"Hot Cross Buns", with new lyrics about pepperoni and cheese!

Sharks, the Jaws theme song

"Sharks" piano music is a shoo-in for the Jaws theme song; at least, kids think so in my studio!

A very ominous-sounding theme, in the bass clef.  Introduce your students early to the sound of "minor"

Snakes piano sheet music for beginners

The same idea as "Wormies" (below), but much longer, with smaller note heads

Snakes Go for a Walk

Just like Snakes, but with hidden "skips".  These are fun to try and spot!

Wormies, just printable music notes on a staff

One slow note at a time, up or down, or the same!

Piano Music with Letters, click here

The Cat Came Back, with letters in the notes

This page is largely beginner piano music.  

Some pieces are much more advanced than beginner level, but are included in this list because they have some "helper" notes added - letters inside the notes.

Though these pieces are real songs, real music, they are also note reading WORKSHEETS in a fun way! 

All the Pretty Little Horses

A beautiful, gentle lullaby with repeating lines

Amazing Grace

The famous hymn by a former slave trader

Arabian Dance

From the Nutcracker - hypnotic!

Ash Grove

A very beautiful old Welsh song about love.

Main theme of Beethoven's 5th symphony

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Kids LOVE learning this theme!

Three different levels of difficulty of the theme, all exciting.


Several arrangements, for students or teachers of elementary students!

Blow, Ye Winds in the Morning

A sailor's song with lyrics about whaling. A strong melody!

Cat Came Back lyrics and chords

A fun song about a cat they can't get rid of - silly lyrics!

Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

This hymn sounds like early American music

Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly

The well-loved & energetic Christmas carol, with a few alphanotes to help

Egyptian Dance helper version

A beautiful late elementary song with a Middle Eastern sound

Erie Canal with note names on the noteheads

The Erie Canal Song

This is a popular American song about working a barge with Sal, a mule.

Several arrangements of this still-popular piece are here; some with guitar tabs too!

The Erie Canal Song helper version

This version is a helper version, with only some lettered notes

The First Noel

The lovely Christmas carol about the angel's message

First Noel with some lettered notes

With helper notes (only a few alphanotes)

Found a Peanut

A goofy song about the rotten peanut that sent the singer to the hospital, then to heaven, then to wake up!  Kids still like learning this piece - the challenge is for you, the teacher, to see how long you can ENDURE IT!

Super-easy Fur Elise

r Elise, by Beethoven

This is only about the first 30 notes of the main theme, but enough to satisfy beginners!

Fur Elise original version

This arrangement is the real deal, but just part 1, with a few helper notes.

Fuzzy Wuzzy

A little song about a bear with no hair, this song comes in several versions.  Very easy, this song uses quarter rests to create a feeling of surprise!

Fuzzy Wuzzy helper version

This version uses just a few lettered notes.

God is So Good easy piano sheet music

God is Good lyrics and music

A very short & sweet song; easy with alphanotes.

God is So Good

With a left hand part; chords are written out for the left hand

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

A very English-sounding Christmas song, frequently heard in movies such as "A Christmas Carol".  With alphanotes.

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

This version of the Christmas carol has just a few lettered notes.

Greensleeves (What Child is This)

A long and complex melody that is also a beautiful and well-known Christmas song, made much easier with lettered notes.

Greensleeves chords & melody

The same song, but with just a few helper notes


A vigorous vocal round from Israel, this is fun to sing!

Happy Birthday with all lettered notes

Happy Birthday

Not an easy melody, but so much easier with letters in the noteheads!

Happy Birthday with chords

This arrangement of Happy Birthday uses only a few alphanotes

Hark How the Bells

Also known as the Ukrainian Bell Carol and Carol of the Bells, this very easy beginner arrangement has a few alphanotes.

Hark How the Bells elementary

This much more elaborate 3-page arrangement is still fairly easy, and very pretty and energetic!  Elementary level; a helper version. A studio favorite.

Have You Seen the Ghost of John

This is a surprisingly beautiful singing round (yes, singing - but it has lettered notes to help singers learn it).  Very silly words!

Hungarian Dance #5

Perhaps the most famous of the Hungarian Dances by Brahms

I'm a Pirate, Middle C song for beginners on the piano

I'm a Pirate piano music sheets for beginners

This song has a strong melody and fun lyrics! 

Several different arrangements, not all with lettered notes.

Indian Dance

This song is a very big deal beginner piece at my studio - high energy!  It is also suitable for fairly new beginners.

Indian Dance helper

With just a few alphanotes for reference

Irish Wedding

With a melody that twists and turns, this fun and popular song is not as easy as it looks!

Irish Wedding "Helper"

Just a few AlphaNotes to jog the memory

Irish Wedding longer

A longer version with helper notes - very beautiful!

Jingle Bells for piano, with key names in the noteheads for beginners

Jingle Bells

This is about as easy as Jingle Bells gets...

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas helper version

A favorite Christmas song for beginners.  Add chords and you will have a nice duet.

Kum Ba Yah

A sweet old song about God being near

Kum Ba Yah helper version

Just a few of the notes have letters inside with this arrangement.

Lake Pirates helper version

Big and powerful, this is not a beginner's song.

Lavender's Blue, with the "Cinderella song lyrics"

I refer to the lyrics of this sweet nursery song, used in the most recent Cinderella movie.  This pretty little folk song with several verses is a FAVORITE of little girls.

Lavender's Blue helper version

Just a few lettered notes for reference.

Louie Louie sheet music for piano

A fun, rhythmical set of chords to cement the "I, IV, & V" chords into students' understanding - and it also sounds like rock music!

Mary Had a Little Lamb

The famous song that everyone knows - invaluable for transposing and chord practice!

Mary Had a Little Lamb alphanotes helper

Just a few "helper" notes


A stormy little song some say is from the Ukraine (and some say from Russia!), an alphanotes helper.

Monsters Everywhere, a satisfyingly creepy-sounding song for beginning piano students

Monsters Everywhere

A Halloween song that moves with repeated notes and steps.  This song is part of a set of Halloween songs on my site... 

Morning Has Broken

A pretty, well-known melody made famous years ago by Cat Stevens, but tricky because of all the skips

O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)

A very old and beloved Christmas song from Germany

O Holy Night

One of the most beautiful songs about the night Christ was born.

Ode to Joy

The famous song by Beethoven that most children have heard somewhere before!

Old Joe Clark, an easy bluesy song for piano

Old Joe Clark

This is a very cute "bluesie" American song with silly words that are fun to sing!

Despite a few skips, this song moves mostly by steps.

Pachelbel Canon in D

This piece is perhaps the most recognizable, or at least popular, of all classical music?  I have re-set it in C for beginners.  

Pachelbel's Canon, fancy for beginners

Pachelbel Canon in D, longer version

This is a long and fancy version with the pretty fast-moving section.  

Showing is page 2.

Pizza Please

This is really just Hot Cross Buns in disguise! Two arrangements - one for left hand, and one for right.

Sharks, the Jaws theme music in disguise

A "Jaws" theme substitute, with just 3 keys.  Still creepy.

The Jaws theme song, re-born as

Sharks, with dynamic markings!

This arrangement of Sharks includes dynamic markings and rests, which inject a feeling of suspense into this short song!

Silent Night

A Christmas duet with helper notes.  This is written like regular piano music, but is meant to be played like a primo and secondo

Slumber My Darling (for singers)

A beautiful song, a lullaby, written by American composer Stephen Foster

Spanish Ladies

A British sea chanty - even boys will sing this one!  Very fun.

Star of the County Down

An Irish song destined to be a favorite! Fun lyrics and a singable tune.

Star of the County Down helper version

Just a few helper notes.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame with letters in the notes

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Everyone knows this rambunctious melody!  

Very fun as a duet.


An exciting minor song, with a poem about tarantulas.  This one is a "helper" version.

The B-I-B-L-E

Yes, that's the book for me!  An old Sunday School song.

This Old Man

He played one, he played nick, nack on my thumb!  With a nick, nack, paddywhack

Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach, introduction

This is the famous big organ toccata theme! It can be used as a Halloween song.


A very short & simple version of the same melody, repeating the main theme down the piano keyboard

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star with letters in SOME of the notes, and chord symbols

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This simple song is useful for transposing & learning chord relationships.

Plus, it's always fun to learn a song you already are familiar with.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star helper

Just a few notes with letters

Up on the Housetop the Reindeer Pause, a Christmas song

The reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus!

Up on the Housetop the Reindeer Pause, in the key of C

This key is in a better range for kids to sing

Wabash Cannonball

A fun song about an American train and its travels across the country.

Wabash Cannonball melody, helper

Just a few helper notes

Wabash Cannonball Secondo

A vigorous boogie chord accompaniment for the melody, above

Waltzing Matilda

A well-known & beloved song from Australia

Waltzing Matilda with helper notes

Just a few notes with letters inside

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Lots of energy & good feeling in this Christmas carol!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas free sheet music

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

A late elementary arrangement with helper notes

What Child is This, lettered notes & helper notes

These are the Christmas lyrics set to the melody "Greensleeves"

What Do You Do with a Drunken - or GRUMPY - Sailor

A fun, driving rhythm sets this song apart, plus the climb up to an octave, and back down again.  A couple of new words turns this into a polite song!

What Wondrous Love

An old hymn that describes how the love of God caused Him to bear "the dreadful curse"

White, Orange & Green (for singers)

A brave young Irish girl scorns the bravado of an occupying English soldier and dares him to take her white, orange, & green flag

The Cradle Song (Wiegenlied) with letters in the notes to help singers

Wiegenlied, "Mozart's Cradle Song"

For singers - this charming lullaby describes the birds & all nature settling to sleep

Yo Ho Ho

A song about life on the sea - scrubbing the decks, washing the slime... working at sea, you're never done!

The First Year (click here)

All the Pretty Horses, one of many

Primarily, this page is made up of Middle C music with "shared-between-the-hands" melodies.  Many will be familiar to your students. 

Additionally, there are some pieces that make use of left hand chords or very simple accompaniments.  

Most of the Middle C melodies have chord suggestions or illustrative graphics for an enterprising accompanist to devise his or her own backup.  A few also have written-out secondo parts, for easy duet playing.

Some of the songs duplicate songs for Beginners & also music with lettered notes, but this is because I tend to make songs with multiple levels of difficulty for my students.

This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year":

All the Pretty Little Horses

Amazing Grace

Arabian Dance (from The Nutcracker)

Ash Grove, a Welsh folk song

Away in a Manger

Back and Forth

Be Thou My Vision



Blow Ye Wind


Canon in D (in the key of C)

Cat Came Back

Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

Cowboy's Lament (I'm Going to Leave Old Texas)

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year")

Dipping Donuts

Eensy Weensy Spider

Fairies in the Garden

Farther On

Found a Peanut

For the Beauty of the Earth

Funeral March (Chopin)

Fur Elise

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year")

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Goober Peas

Greensleeves Duet melody

Happy Birthday

Hungarian Dance

If I Give to You My Heart

I'm a Pirate

In the Hall of the Mountain King

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year")

Jingle Bells

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Kum Ba Yah

Lavender's Blue, with the Cinderella song lyrics

Little Man Who Wasn't There

Loch Lomond, an old song from Scotland


The Moldau

Morning Has Broken

O Holy Night

Old Joe Clark

On Top of Old Smoky

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year")


Rain, Rain, Go Away

Red River Valley

Scarborough Fair

Shalom Chaverim

Sonatina in C by Clementi, easy

Snake Charmer

Spanish Ladies

Star of the County Down

Streets of Laredo

Swan Lake

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page "The First Year")

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Tarantelle, the Spider song

The B-I-B-L-E

Wabash Cannonball

Waltzing Matilda

The Water is Wide

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

What Child is This

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor


Yankee Doodle

Yellow Rose of Texas

Yo Ho Ho

Remember, this is a non-clickable list of the music found on the page "The First Year"

After Year One (click here)

After Year One, in piano: Canoe Song

These are piano pieces which involve both hands, or add chord symbols for a made-up left hand.

Most of the pieces fit inside a 5-finger position.  Left hand parts are fairly slow-moving, or repetitive.  

Take a look at these piano music downloads for your young students moving from Primer music to Levels 1 and 2.  standing of chords.   

The list "After Year One" is not clickable; please click the link above!

This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page After Year One

Blow, Ye Winds in the Morning

Bohemian Lullaby


Canoe Song

Cat Came Back

Cowboy Song

Desert Sounds

Eensy Weensy Spider 

Erie Canal 

Funeral March

Fur Elise easy 

God is So Good

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page After Year One)

How Doth the Little Crocodile 

Hungarian Dance

Irish Wedding, easy.  

Kum Ba Ya

Lavender's Blue

The Lily Maid 

Little Man Who Wasn't There 

Louie Louie

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page After Year One)

Medieval Bells 

The Moldau

Ode to Joy

Old Joe Clark

Pachelbel Canon (in C)

Pachelbel Canon in D 

Rain, Rain, Go Away


Snake Charmer

Streets of Laredo 

(This is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page After Year One)

Tarantelle, the Spider song

The B-I-B-L-E 

Toccata in Dm by J.S. Bach

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor

Winds in the Willow

Yo Ho Ho 

Remember, this is a NON-CLICKABLE list of the music found on the page After Year One

After Year Two (click here)

Harp Ballad is best for older students or precocious pianists after Year Two

Free easy piano sheet music for your students who are past level one.  

Now students start using moving chords in the left hand, requiring more hand coordination.

Also, the range of notes is greater than in The First Year and After Year One. 

Some, like Harp Ballad, are more appropriate in Year 3 or 4, but for older students, such as students who start as beginners in their teen years, they may reach this level very quickly, with a strong understanding of chords.  

The songs after the second year are not listed here; please click the link above!

Year Three and After (click here)

Gaelic Melody is an example of songs for After Year Three

These pieces stretch pianists' abilities.  

More technique is required, with the use of chord inversions, thicker textures in the melodies, and stretched hand positions.  

Additionally, note reading strays far outside the two octaves around Middle C.  

The songs after the third year are not listed here; please click the "Year Three and After" link above.

Christmas Music - click here

Christmas music collection, sheet music for piano & all instruments

There are all skill levels of songs represented on this very long (and growing!) page, and most of the pieces have multiple versions, and not just for piano, but guitar and voice!  

Also, check on the Black Notes Songs page and the Note Naming Worksheet page for additional, very easy versions of some of these popular songs.  

The Christmas songs  are not listed here - please click on the Christmas Music link.

Halloween Music - click here

Halloween music collection

From brand-new Middle C note readers to kids who've been playing for years, there is something on this page for every student! 

Some classical music, lots of new music. Please click on the Halloween music link to be taken there!

Please click on the Halloween music link to be taken there!

Thanksgiving Music

Thanksgiving music

I don't have very many of these pieces thanking God for the blessings we have received  - I hope to add many more, though!

Doxology (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow)

A very old and SHORT hymn, offered here in many keys.

For the Beauty of the Earth

A very pretty non-denominational sort of hymn... with general lyrics that few people could object to.

For Health & Strength & Daily Bread

Short and repetitious - to the point!  Also, it is joyful-sounding and pretty.  This is a SINGING round.

Groundhog Day

A song for piano about the groundhog

Just one song - but two versions: one in which the groundhog is male, and one in which the perky little groundhog is female!

The Groundhog

One or more of your students may think Groundhog Day is worth celebrating with music...

Valentine's Day Songs

Songs for Valentine's Day for piano

Some of these songs have sweet lyrics, and at least one is just silly (Chocolate Romance).

Chocolate Romance

"Truffles, he loves me.  Orange, he loves me not!"

If I Give to You My Heart

A sweet little song about promising never to part.

Lavender's Blue, with the Cinderella song lyrics

An old nursery song... but very pretty, unlike so many children's songs!  In the Lily James Cinderella movie from just a few years ago, Cinderella is found by the Prince when he hears her singing this song from high in the attic where she is imprisoned by her stepmother.

Wooden Heart

This is a folk tune from Germany, made famous in the United States by Elvis Presley.  Because his lyrics are copyrighted, I've supplied alternate lyrics (and you can also sing the German).

Lead Sheets for All Instruments, click here

Erie Canal, and other lead sheets

See all the free lead sheets at Music-for-Music-Teachers! 

Most of these sheets are in treble clef, in multiple keys, and many of them also have guitar tabs.  A few songs are featured with bass clef.  

All of these songs have lyrics & the chord symbols over the staffs - very handy for groups!

The lead sheets are not listed here; please click on the link above to go there.

Left Hand Only or Right Hand Only - click here

Classical Themes for the left hand

Students with one hand do better with music written with them in mind. 

Get started on your search for more music for your one-handed student here... Please click on the link above.

Duets & Ensembles for Piano & Keyboard - click here

British Grenadiers and other duets for piano

Piano duet & ensemble sheet music for students of every level; classical, folk tunes, Christmas duets, and some original music! 

Please click on the link above.

Piano duet sheet music for students of every level; classical, folk tunes, Christmas duets, and original music.  Please click on the link above.

Hymns, Anthems, & Patriotic Songs - click here

These songs are part of the lifeblood of a nation and a people.  Here are arrangements easy enough for your young students, and some lovely and "big" enough for church or other public gatherings.  Click the link above to be taken to the page.

Broadway Music - click here

A comprehensive list of the most beloved musicals of all time!  

Which ones are right for your beginning singers?  

Which songs ought you to be wary of?

Piano Teaching Tools - click here

These pages include paper printouts of piano keyboards, scales and chords (both major & minor), flashcards large and small, exercises such as Hanon & Aloys Schmitt, staff paper of all sizes, theory exercises, ideas for note-reading and also rote learning, my favorite book selections, and more. 

You will also find vocal & guitar helps on that page.  Please click on the link above.

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 knew his abilities were 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.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book.

Available at Amazon!

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  4. Tarantelle, the Spider Dance, for Beginning Piano

    Tarantelle, now with a shortened melody, and in Dm position! The Spider Dance is a vigorous and fun melody for beginning piano students.

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  5. Easy Piano Sheet Music Swan Lake, Free!

    Easy piano sheet music Swan Lake, now with a pretty intermediate arrangement and duet secondo! For students who love the mysterious sound of the minor scale.

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  6. Mozart Alla Turca PDF First Movement, for Beginners

    Mozart all turca pdf - the slow first movement of this sonata for beginners. An easy and lovely introduction to this famous piano music!

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  7. Beginner Guitar Song Boil'em Cabbage Down

    Beginner guitar song Boil'em Cabbage Down - now with eighth notes for flat-picking readers. This is a great beginning technique song for strings!

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  8. There Were Three Ravens Sat On a Tree PDF Score

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Miggy, United Kingdom:
I've just found your website and I think I've died and gone to heaven. I've just taken up the piano again after 35 years absence... buying sheet music was getting expensive/a luxury. The tips are great too. I also live in the middle of nowhere so buying from a shop is not really an option unless I fancy a 120 mile round trip for a piece of sheet music!

Thank you so much for all the information and materials! Your site is very thorough and well organized! I am a piano teacher in New Orleans, LA and in the process of putting together my own curriculum and recordings. You have inspired me to make my materials available to all online!

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Hi Dana, I just wanted to send you a short note and say thank you for the AMAZING resources. I've been teaching piano for about 10 years, and I wish I would have come across your website sooner. I've especially been using your songs for my young beginners who are entering 1st grade. Thanks again!

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I learnt how to play piano and was really good at it and accepted the challenges...but it got really hard and I gave it up and didn't practise it for a …

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Thank you for your web site. My children and I will enjoy playing the music you have available.

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