Beginner Piano Sheet Music
"Peck, Peck, Peck!"

Beginner piano sheet music should be easy to read, and this piece definitely is.

Ease into a new skill

Moving only by step, from easily-recognized Middle C to its neighbors, it has a cute poem that makes little kids smile.

Staccato song for beginning piano players

Please scroll down the page for the link to this free sheet music.

Staccato is the focus here

As soon as they've learned staccato - or to teach them staccato - give your young students this music about pecking chickens.

Reading is very simple, with lots of repetition, so students can concentrate on their new staccato skill as they read about chickens looking for their breakfast on the ground. 

Don't worry about the fingering

Fingering is not the most important element in this song.

I would even allow a student to play this melody, initially, with fingers in a "donut" shape, as in the song "Dipping Donuts."  

After a week or two, though, I'd like them to try this song with conventional fingering.

Treat it like a duet

This piano music for beginners is fun to sightread in a "partner" lesson, with students' hands butting right up against each other at Middle C. Or be your student's duet "partner" yourself, first one hand, then the other.

Easy piano songs such as this one are a low-stress way for students to practice new things...  

Staccato is such a fun skill to learn, and this free beginner piano sheet music makes it easy. Have fun! 


The link to download "Peck":



Download beginner piano sheet music Peck, Peck, Peck! 





More songs especially for new beginners:


ABC & CDE - Two little 3-note songs focused on the Middle C area, one for left hand and one for right


Black Keys songs - songs set to lyrics and poems, all on black keys!


C&B  & C&D - Left hand, then right hand, each play little songs with lyrics that make them fool-proof.


Dueling C's - a short song with 3 notes: B, Middle C, & D.  The thumbs of each hand are "fighting" for the Middle C - but the music makes it plain which hand really owns it.


Fuzzy Wuzzy - this song is about a bear that WASN'T fuzzy.  Quarter rests form part of the action! One-handed & two-handed arrangements.


Indian Dance - Though it sounds powerful (and even difficult with an added repetitive chord in left hand), it is very intuitive and repetitious, easily conquered in several lessons.


Jingle Bells - Is there a child who doesn't know this happy tune?  Its repeated notes make up for the "tricky" skips in the melody - plus there are lettered notes in some of the arrangements!


Lavender's Blue - this pretty song forms part of the drama of Cinderella's rescue by the prince in the newest Cinderella movie with Lily James...  little girls love to play this song!


Mary Had a Little Lamb on the white keys - even adults benefit from having this tune "in hand" - later they will learn much about using chords from simple little songs like this.


Music Alphabet Song - from A,B, & C in the left hand, through C, D, E, F, & G in the right hand, this song travels scale-wise through all the notes, to help a logical thinker conquer this concept.


Ode to Joy - like Mary Had a Little Lamb and Jingle Bells, this melody is well-known, and starts with finger 3 on E.


Peck! Peck! Peck! - a "shared-hands" melody, this cute song about chickens pecking on the ground to find their breakfast only moves by steps.


Pizza Please - Using just 3 notes, this song for left hand or right hand is actually Hot Cross Buns in disguise.


Sharks - Wait until kids have started working on the bass clef before you give them this dramatic 3-note song.


Snakes - the next step after students have conquered Wormies, this more intricate set of exercises is longer, with smaller note heads, but still moving just one step at a time in either direction


Snakes Go for a Walk (also called "Crickets Go Hopping") - More exercises like Wormies and Snakes, but with "skips" hiding amongst the steps in each line.  Line 1 has one hidden skip; line 2 has 2 hidden skips - you get the idea!


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - this song is so familiar that children will conquer it easily, especially because it moves by repeated steps.  Excellent for memorizing and transposing.


When the Saints Go Marching In - just 5 notes, with no stretches or replacements, make up this familiar song!


Wormies - This little set of exercises asks beginners to choose ANY white key, and then decide whether to move up, down, or stay there, by looking at the next note.  EASY.







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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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