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Sep 28, 2020

Toreador Piano Sheet Music - Easy Late Elementary Arrangements!

Toreador: Piano sheet music of this famous opera music! These energetic arrangements are EASIER than they sound.

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Sep 26, 2020

Songs Old and Songs New: A Collection for Beginning Piano

Songs Old and Songs New is a simple & easy way to start your beginner piano students - from piano keyboard sheets & scales & chords, to 265+ pages of music!

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Aug 28, 2020

Kate Emht's Piano Music, at Music-for-Music-Teachers

Kate Emht is a piano teacher in the United States. See what she composes and arranges for her students!

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Aug 27, 2020

Piano Chord Patterns for Beginners

Piano chord patterns for beginners to learn broken chords. Help them gain EASE & familiarity with this musical tool!

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Aug 26, 2020

Canon Sheet Music for Beginner Piano Students

Canon sheet music for your early piano student. The newest version may be THE EASIEST CANON arrangement in the world! Six different versions, & a duet secondo.

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Aug 20, 2020

Staff Paper PDFs - Download Free Staff Paper

Staff paper PDFs for your music lessons, FREE. Big horizontal & vertical staff pages with & without clef symbols! Download printable staff paper of all types

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Aug 16, 2020

Classical Piano Sheet Music - a Collection of Short Introductions

Classical piano sheet music - 1-page intros. Check out the newest addition - Hint: Now there are TWO intros to the Moonlight Sonata!!!

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Aug 14, 2020

Sweet Betsy From Pike Guitar Chords & Tabs

Sweet Betsy From Pike guitar chords, tabs, and lyrics will make this an EASY song for your beginner guitar player to learn! Check out the free sheet music here.

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Aug 13, 2020

Sweet Betsy from Pike Easy Piano Sheets & Worksheet for Beginners

Sweet Betsy from Pike is a great old-fashioned song with a story to sing! Easy piano arrangements, lead sheets, and a worksheet too!

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Aug 08, 2020

Chopsticks Music for Piano - Easy Duets and Solos!

Chopsticks music is easy to play by rote - incorrectly! NOW with Parts 2 & 3. Sharpen up your students' abilities with duets & solos with accurate melodies.

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Aug 06, 2020

Free Printable Piano Music In the Hall of the Mountain King

This EASY free printable piano music for beginners will be an excellent first exposure to the wonderfully spooky piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King!"

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Jul 26, 2020

Choosing a Piano Teacher - HOW?

Choosing a piano teacher may seem to be a difficult task. Follow these SIMPLE GUIDELINES for success.

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Jul 23, 2020

Go Tell Aunt Rhody Lyrics & Sheet Music

Go Tell Aunt Rhody is a great beginner song for piano players and violinists, too! See several simple versions of this EASY children's music.

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Jul 22, 2020

Free Kids Sheet Music, Dipping Donuts for Beginning Piano

Free kids sheet music "Dipping Donuts" is a beginner exercise for flexible wrists. EASY piano music, it's fun too!

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Jul 12, 2020

Fiddle Sheet Music for Beginners: Scottish Trio "Ale is Dear"

Fiddle sheet music for beginners from Scotland "Ale is Dear" arranged for violin trio! This free & EASY ensemble is catchy and fun to play!

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Jul 03, 2020

Deep In The Heart of Texas Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords & Tabs

Deep in the Heart of Texas, sheet music for piano duet partners. EASY primo and accessible secondo with bouncy chords make this a VERY FUN DUET!

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Jun 26, 2020

Beginner Piano Songs - Found a Peanut!

Beginner piano songs for young kids are even EASIER when the tune is familiar, and the words are fun or even silly! "Found a Peanut" fits the bill.

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Jun 18, 2020

God is Good Lyrics and Sheet Music

God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, now with two new versions. This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.

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Jun 08, 2020

Ants Go Marching Lyrics & Sheet Music

The Ants Go Marching lyrics & sheet music for beginning piano. This lead sheet is EASY to read, with a single melody line and chord symbols. Very fun!

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May 19, 2020

Storybook Love - "The Princess Bride" Movie Soundtrack Music

Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler's "The Princess Bride" movie soundtrack music is one of the prettiest movie themes ever. Now in the key of Am/C as well as Bm/D!

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May 15, 2020

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

What Do You Do with a GRUMPY (or Drunken) Sailor, now with an EASY lead sheet! Free printable piano music that may be your student's favorite for a long time!

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May 12, 2020

Raggle Taggle Gypsies

The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies is an exciting song for your singers! Your piano players will like it too. It is an old song, with a catchy melody easy to learn.

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May 04, 2020

Easy Piano Sheet Music Free for Kids The Snake Charmer with Chords

Easy piano sheet music FREE, The Snake Charmer, now with an easier-to-read arrangement just for young, socially distant students! Mysterious-sounding & FUN.

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Apr 24, 2020

Social Distance in the Life of a Music Teacher

A journal of adapting day by day to social distance as a music teacher - how to easily teach piano, voice, guitar by phone or laptop?

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Apr 09, 2020

Queen Esther in the Bible: A Musical Re-telling of the Story

"Esther-For Such a Time as This", now with an EASY PIANO arrangement. Sing the riveting true story from long ago of how a young queen saved her people.

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Apr 04, 2020

The Erie Canal Song - Guitar Tabs, Easy Piano Sheets, & Lead Sheets

The Erie Canal Song, still popular after all these years! NOW with 2 easy Middle C arrangements for beginners! Simple piano, lead, & guitar tabs too.

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Mar 31, 2020

THANK YOU SO MUCH

I want to express my appreciation for all of the free resources you have posted, with an unimaginable amount of time spent on your part. This is a treasure!

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Mar 25, 2020

Book written about teaching autistics piano students

Hi. My name is Susan Rancer. I am a Music Therapist and have been working with autistics and other disabilities all of my 44 years of my career. A

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Mar 22, 2020

Just the Black Keys, for the Younger Pianist

"Just the Black Keys" is a new piano book for young beginners who need more time with simple music. Make that simple music FUN!

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Mar 04, 2020

Bach Minuet in G Classical Piano Music - Original & Easy Arrangements

The Bach Minuet in G is a famous piece that kids enjoy playing - & now there is an EASY shared-hands arrangement to give your students as well as the original!

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Feb 27, 2020

Loch Lomond Lyrics, Sheet Music & Guitar Tabs, Easy!

Loch Lomond lyrics and sheet music for all your music students, with arrangements for beginners through advanced, plus lead sheets and guitar tabs!

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Feb 25, 2020

Dinosaur Song Lyrics & An Easy Melody for Beginning Piano

Dinosaur song lyrics describing a T-rex hunting other dinosaurs from the shadows... but NOT catching them! With easy piano notes and ominous sounds.

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Feb 20, 2020

Free Printable Sheet Music for Piano Students: Irish Wedding

Free printable sheet music "Irish Wedding". TWO SIMPLE, intuitive versions for your 1st-year kids are the newest arrangements of this compelling piece!

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Feb 11, 2020

The Spanish Lady, Vocal & Piano Sheet Music & Guitar Tabs from Ireland

The Spanish Lady is a fun, pretty, and fast-moving song from Ireland. NOW with EASY beginner piano version & duet secondo, plus fiddle & guitar tabs!

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Feb 07, 2020

Celtic Music: Listen & Download Gaelic Song and Music

Celtic music - listen and download this beautiful Gaelic music for piano. NOW with an EASY-TO-READ lead sheet with chords for your students to improvise with.

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Feb 05, 2020

Free Guitar Tabs: Devil's Dream in Tablature and Standard Notation

FREE guitar tabs, now with an EASY-to-read 2-page version. These arrangements include standard treble clef notation as well.

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Jan 31, 2020

Download Piano Sheet Music Free for All the Pretty Little Horses

Download piano sheet music "All the Pretty Little Horses", now as a lead sheet for budding chord players. Also with beginner arrangements & a duet secondo!

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Jan 19, 2020

Come By the Hills Lyrics & Sheet Music

Come By the Hills is a pretty Gaelic song your singers will learn to sing EASILY and will love. NOW with piano, guitar tab, and lead sheet arrangements.

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Jan 13, 2020

Jane Austen Emma Music for Piano

Jane Austen "Emma" music - a beautiful piano arrangement based on some of the themes from one of the Jane Austen movies. Hear a video of the piano music.

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Jan 06, 2020

Time-saving list!

Thank you so much for this list! You saved me a great deal of time for me, not to have to reinvent the wheel! I’m going to teach a beginning singing

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Jan 02, 2020

Aragorn and Arwen's Theme at Rivendell Sheet Music

Aragorn and Arwen, in The Fellowship of the Ring, commit themselves to each other while the beautiful music "Aniron" - "I Desire" - is sung.

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Jan 01, 2020

Titanic Music for Intermediate Piano

This is the most famous "Titanic music" from Titanic the movie, arranged for intermediate piano. Not too easy, but very lovely.

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Jan 01, 2020

Little Drummer Boy Lyrics and Sheet Music

Little Drummer Boy lyrics and sheet music for piano - this easy version has a full sound, a changing but predictable rhythm, & all the lyrics!

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Nov 21, 2019

Ding Dong Merrily On High, Free, for Piano and Voice

Ding Dong Merrily On High for voice, piano, & leads, with two new simpler versions. You will be surprised how EASY the elaborate-sounding chorus really is!

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Nov 15, 2019

America the Beautiful, a Song of Thanksgiving

America the Beautiful expresses wonder & thanksgiving. Now with a new EASY PIANO arrangement in two keys.

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Nov 08, 2019

WIN BIG With the Easy New Lake Pirates

TODAY gave one of my youngest students the newest and easiest version of The Lake Pirates. SCORE!!!

HE READ "THE LAKE PIRATES STRAIGHT" THROUGH. AMAZING. He was very excited about it, too! I almost had to push him off the piano bench to get him to stop playing it and go home. I think the lyrics had something to do with that:

"Hark! What's that in the morning fog? It's a SHIP in the morning fog! From the fog comes a ship with a flag on its mast. It's a black Jolly Roger flag. With the skull & the crossbones, the white on the black! Yes, the flag is a PIRATE FLAG!" etc.

This is a boy who is solidly in the first level of The Perfect Start to Note Reading, just the notes around Middle C. And even with a few helper alphanotes, The Lake Pirates LOOKS daunting. And sounds BIG. But he got it in one go. We'll see how he does with the rhythm this week, but I think the meter of the lyrics will be a natural help with those eighth notes (you don't find eighth notes in The Perfect Start to Note Reading).

Nov 07, 2019

Free Printable Piano Sheet Music - Three Versions, The Lake Pirates!

Free printable piano sheet music for early to late beginners. Now with a Middle C arrangement with pirate lyrics! Very easy to late elementary.

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Oct 26, 2019

The Snowman Theme: Walking In the Air Piano Music

This sparkling piano arrangement of the main musical theme from The Snowman will win your students' hearts and imaginations with its beauty.

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Oct 12, 2019

O Susanna Easy Piano & Guitar Sheet Music

O Susanna is a song from the olden days of gold panning, and it's still fun to sing and play! Get the sheet music for beginning piano, and easy tabs for guitar here.

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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 - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

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About the Author

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.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.


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