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Nov 14, 2018

Christmas Song Lyrics and Free Piano Sheet Music for Holly and Ivy

Christmas Song Lyrics & sheet music of "The Holly and the Ivy" for your intermediate & now BEGINNING piano players: 3 energetic arrangements with flowing left hand chords and one SIMPLE Middle C arrangement.

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Nov 13, 2018

Gabriel's Message: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

Gabriel's Message: "The Angel Gabriel from heaven came" is a beautiful Christmas song that is almost unknown. It makes a lovely vocal duet. - now updated and SIMPLIFIED.

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Nov 08, 2018

Teaching Young Singers Who Have No Music Background

Teaching young singers: what do you do with a non-musician who can't even read their own language, much less music notes? Here is some QUICK ADVICE!

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Nov 06, 2018

Coventry Carol, Also Known as Lully Lullay or Lully Lulla

Coventry Carol, a beautiful and somber English Christmas Carol. With EASY piano duet parts for elementary and early intermediate students.

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Nov 02, 2018

All You That In This House Christmas Sheet Music from England

"All You That in This House" Christmas sheet music is a quick-to-learn song I'll bet you've not heard before! Now with a stirring piano arrangement. This is a beautiful minor melody with 10 verses of Christmas song lyrics. Download it free in 4 different keys!

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Nov 01, 2018

Masters in This Hall Christmas Carol Lyrics & Music

Masters in This Hall is a fast-moving old English carol, with several new arrangements to tempt your piano students! Very few people are familiar with this pretty song, but it sounds like it comes from a Victorian Christmas movie.

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Oct 24, 2018

Snakes Go for a Walk Skips versus Steps Exercise

Snakes Go for a Walk (or with a new name, Crickets Go Hopping), an exercise hiding skips among the steps! You'll spot IN A HURRY if your students are understanding the difference!

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Oct 24, 2018

All the Pretty Little Horses, an Easy Lullaby with Free Guitar Tabs!

All the Pretty Little Horses is a lullaby with a very lovely melody - SO EASY for your students, because three lines are just the same!. Now with sheets to help play melody and chords simultaneously! Sheet music with guitar tabs, for beginner guitar players in three keys.

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Oct 18, 2018

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen for Piano Free Sheet Music

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, now with a SIMPLE arrangement for your beginner piano students as well as two harder piano arrangements, and lead sheets.

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Oct 17, 2018

Angels We Have Heard on High - Free Christmas Songs Arrangements

Angels We Have Heard on High seems complicated with the fancy "Gloria" chorus, but these quick-to-learn piano and guitar arrangements will make it seem much EASIER for your students.

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Sep 21, 2018

I've Been Working on the Railroad Guitar Tabs

I've Been Working on the Railroad - guitar tabs help students learn this old-time favorite easily. Easy to sing, this song is easy to love!

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Sep 03, 2018

Round Music from England, The Hart He Loves the High Wood

An unfamiliar, pretty round, with poetic words from England of long ago. Not hard!

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Aug 28, 2018

Note Reading Worksheets for Grand Staff & Single Staffs

These note reading worksheets are different versions of grand staff, treble clef staff, and bass clef staff sheets. Free downloads!

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Aug 16, 2018

Printable Piano Music What Do You Do With a Drunken or GRUMPY Sailor

What Do You Do with a GRUMPY (or Drunken) Sailor: free printable piano music that might become your student's favorite for a long time! FOUR arrangements, and TWO sets of lyrics!

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Jul 11, 2018

Heidi Evans, piano teacher

My 13-year-old student loves House of the Rising Sun because he thinks it sounds like Star Wars music! Thank you for this amazing resource! Dana: Hi,

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Jul 07, 2018

Slane (Be Thou My Vision)

Greetings from Australia. I loved your posting on the beautiful Irish tune 'Slane'(Be Thou My Vision). The descriptions of the versions in different keys

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Jul 01, 2018

Down by the Salley Gardens for Singers & Instrumentalists

Down by the Salley Gardens is a pretty English song with poetic words by William Butler Yeats. Download piano & vocal & lead sheets in several keys!

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Jun 14, 2018

How to Teach Voice Lessons, for the First-Time Teacher

How to teach voice lessons, when you are a beginning teacher? Get some tips to quell your fears at this new venture!

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Jun 06, 2018

Toccata by Monteverdi, Free Brass Ensemble, for Group Piano

Toccata from the opera L'Orfeo, an arrangement of the vigorous brass ensemble for piano ensemble, FREE!

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Jun 06, 2018

Carolinda Carlson

Thought you would like to know about the four new inventions for handicapped children who are now able to play ukulele with their classmates... See Facebook

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May 28, 2018

When the Saints Go Marching In Sheet Music

When the Saints Go Marching In is an old and still popular song that has only FIVE NOTES - ideal for a young musician! Get the piano sheet music or lead sheets here, free.

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May 24, 2018

Piano Sheet Music for Kids "Kookaburra," from Australia!

Piano sheet music for kids "Kookaburra" is one of those famous songs a lot of us remember from childhood! Now offered as a vocal round in the key of C, this song from Australia is very fun to sing!

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Apr 26, 2018

The Moldau Solo & Duet Easy Beginner Piano Sheet Music

The Moldau, now with a secondo duet part for beginning piano. This famous piece is one of the most beautiful themes of Romantic orchestral literature.

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Apr 25, 2018

Free Fur Elise Sheet Music - Beautifully Readable Copies

Fur Elise sheet music in its entirety, with quarter notes for easy deciphering! These beautiful transcriptions are perfect for students who've just mastered coordination of right hand melody against left hand broken chords.

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Apr 18, 2018

Irish Piano Sheet Music Keegan's Waltz

Beautiful Irish piano sheet music, now for late elementary as well as for intermediate students, this lovely, lilting piece in a minor key will easily win their hearts.

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Apr 13, 2018

Fuzzy Wuzzy, Free, Easy Sheet Music, 4 Versions

Fuzzy Wuzzy, now with a RIGHT HAND ONLY arrangement, is a cute piano piece that uses rests to create musical surprise.

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Apr 09, 2018

Thank you

Hello, I have finally returned to playing the organ after a long, traumatic divorce. Music has made my soul come alive again thanks to your free music

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Apr 06, 2018

Solveig's Song

Solveig's Song, now in English & low enough for your young vocal students! This beautiful soprano solo from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite is set in 4 keys

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Mar 31, 2018

Dyslexic & ADD - Hard to Read Notes

What to do about a Dyslexic person who is also ADD? For years I have tried to teach myself to read music but the lines and dots just jump around so much

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Mar 20, 2018

Music Lesson Plan "The Vulture" for Piano

The Vulture - a ideal piano sheet for a music lesson plan for understanding minor cadence chords.

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Mar 09, 2018

What program did your use to make the music note worksheet?

Wondering what type of program you used to make the music note worksheet. I have an older (still usable) version of Finale Print Music. I have used it

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Mar 09, 2018

Duet Music for Piano "The British Grenadiers"

Duet music "The British Grenadiers" for piano, FREE! Your students will recognize this catchy fife-and-drum tune if they have ever watched a movie with British Redcoats in it anywhere.

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Feb 28, 2018

Found ideas for group lessons. Great resources.

Hi Dana, I feel so blessed to find your website while looking for ideas for group lessons to young beginners. I was looking for a picture of the grand

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Feb 15, 2018

Mari's Wedding, for Fiddle, Guitar, & Voice too

Mari's Wedding - NOW WITH LYRICS FOR SINGERS! This is a lively and fun song for beginning guitar and fiddle.

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Feb 08, 2018

Jazzy Piano Music for Beginners

Jazzy piano music for beginners: "The Little Man Who Wasn't There", solo and duet - now with a large-print secondo! This tune is based on one played by Glen Miller's "Big Band."

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Jan 29, 2018

Thank you so much!

In my singing workshop with groups I need new songs with samples, sheet music, chords and lyrics from time to time and I am very happy that I just found

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Jan 27, 2018

Alternative to Traditional Note-Reading: Piano Music on Key Maps - kmaps.com

Hi! Your readers might be interested in knowing about this source of free music and music instructional materials. There is never any charge. I have nothing

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Jan 09, 2018

Best Piano Books - According to This Piano Teacher!

Best piano books - or at least, the ones I find myself using over and over again in my music studio! Here are my favorites, and a new find!

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Jan 03, 2018

Classical Guitar Sheet Music by Giuliani

Classical guitar sheet music from "Le Papillon" (The Butterfly) by Giuliani, this "Allegro" is very easy.

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Dec 31, 2017

Taps Works Well as Guitar Tabs

If you know how to turn a leadsheet into a guitar tab, this is a great song for a beginner like me to add to my songbook. Thanks! Dana: I agree Michael

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Dec 22, 2017

Spanish Ladies Free Printable Sheet Music for Piano, Voice and Guitar

Spanish Ladies, with larger words for stage performance! This is a swashbuckling song of old England, a sea chantey, arranged for piano, guitar, and voice.

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Dec 15, 2017

Piano Music Sheets for Beginners- I'm a Pirate

Piano music sheets for beginners "I'm a Pirate", NOW with 2 late elementary solo versions.

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Dec 13, 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Chords for Guitar

We Wish You a Merry Christmas chords for guitar beginner players. Chords they already know!

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Dec 12, 2017

Wassail, Wassail for Piano & Voice

Wassail, Wassail All Over the Town is a rousing, fun song for the Yuletide. Check out this easy piano arrangement.

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Dec 08, 2017

Free Online Christmas Music for Piano: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Free online Christmas music Bring a Torch, NOW with 2 lovely full piano accompaniments. This is an old French carol.

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Dec 07, 2017

Free Online Christmas Music Vocal Duet Gabriel's Message

Free online Christmas music duet for a capella singers updated & simplified, Gabriel's Message is a haunting and very beautiful old Basque carol that tells the story of Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary. Also, link to a lovely new piano arrangement.

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Nov 21, 2017

Story about Scarborough Fair

This is one of my favourite songs. I don’t know if the story is interesting but let’s give it a try. It happened back in the Stone Age of cassette players;

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Nov 19, 2017

Sheet Music Request: Great Green Gobs Of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts

Hey there. I was looking for sheet music for the popular camp song great green gobs Of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts. It Is Sung To The Tune Of The Old Gray

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Nov 16, 2017

Once I Was a Pretty Good Pianist...

Hi, I took lessons and played piano from 2nd grade through 12th. I wasn't an amazing pianist, but played at the usual level for that many years. I am

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