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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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Oct 10, 2019

Toccata by Monteverdi for Piano Trio, or Piano Ensemble

Toccata, from an opera: vigorous & bright trio and ensemble arrangements with lots of rhythm - surprisingly EASY & FUN! With many rehearsal suggestions.

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Oct 01, 2019

Classical Piano Sheet Music - a Collection of Short Introductions

Classical piano sheet music collection - easy one-page introductions for note-writing practice & gaining familiarity with the literature!

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Sep 28, 2019

Should I Even Bother Trying to Re-Learn Piano, Or Is It a Waste of Time?

Comments or Questions: I was just reading about autism and music. I am recovering from a subarachnoid hemmorhage (bleeding in the brain) that ended up

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Sep 05, 2019

Skye Boat Song Vocal & Guitar Sheet Music

"Skye Boat Song" from Scotland, with a lovely NEW finger-picking version for guitar, as well as the 2 original EASY arrangements!

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Aug 06, 2019

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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Jul 17, 2019

Free Printable Piano Sheet Music Golden Wedding Solo, Duet & Trio!

Free printable piano sheet music for solo or keyboard/ piano class Golden Wedding with a lovely minor melody. EASY duet & trio; harder solo!

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Jul 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Free Sheet Music for Guitar, Piano, & Lead Instruments

Happy Birthday, with several NEW arrangements for piano solo & duet, and guitar tabs, some with a few lettered notes to make it easy for beginners.

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Jul 13, 2019

Ode to Joy Sheet Music for Piano, Easy Beginner to Advanced

Ode to Joy, now with advanced "BIG"-sounding arrangements, piano duets, "Joyful, joyful" lyrics, and multiple beginner and late beginner arrangements.

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Jul 07, 2019

Just As I Am Without One Plea Easy Piano Arrangement

Just As I Am, without one plea, is an old beloved hymn. Check out two very easy arrangements for your piano students.

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Jun 27, 2019

Education Music Resources - My Favorites! A Music Teacher's View

Education music resources: here is a list of my favorite materials, whether for piano, voice, guitar or violin student.

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Jun 21, 2019

Viva la Musica Song - a Round in Three Parts

Viva la musica is a very old round for singing. Find it here for treble and bass voices and for guitar.

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May 30, 2019

Zum Gali Gali Lyrics and Sheet Music

Zum Gali Gali lyrics and easy sheet music for piano, voice, guitar, and lead instruments.

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May 30, 2019

Classical Guitar Sheet Music "Allegro" by Giuliani

Classical guitar sheet music from "Le Papillon" (The Butterfly) by Giuliani, now with guitar tablature - this classical piece is very EASY!

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May 08, 2019

Spanish Study Free Guitar Tabs for Beginning Classical Guitar

Spanish Study, with a new version showing all 3 pages of tablature. This is a simplified guitar version of the famous piece "Asturias."

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Apr 25, 2019

Star-Spangled Banner Free Sheet Music & Lyrics for All Instruments

Star-Spangled Banner free sheet music. Now with a singer's "find-your-pitch" exercise! America's national anthem in 7 keys, & lyrics for 1 or all 4 verses.

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Apr 11, 2019

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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Mar 27, 2019

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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Mar 22, 2019

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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Feb 28, 2019

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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Feb 25, 2019

There Were Three Ravens Sat On a Tree PDF Score

There Were Three Ravens Sat On a Tree in five different keys! With all the lyrics, short and long versions.

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Feb 13, 2019

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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Feb 01, 2019

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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Jan 24, 2019

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor Chords & Guitar Tabs

What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor chords & guitar tabs, with standard notation for fiddle players too! A short solo and a fancy flatpicking duet!

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Jan 21, 2019

"I'll Fly Away" Free Fiddle Sheet Music & Easy Guitar Tabs

I'll Fly Away free fiddle sheet music, with an easy lettered version for beginners! Also, solos & harmonies for voice and guitar.

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Dec 20, 2018

Home on the Range Free Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

Home on the Range, free guitar tabs are an easy way to show your guitar student how to dress up a song with secondary chords. First show them the simple version with 3 chords, then move on to the fancy arrangement!

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Dec 13, 2018

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics & Sheet Music

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - an easy Middle C piano arrangement for young students still learning to read notes, and a guitar tab arrangement too!

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Dec 05, 2018

Carol of the Bells Guitar Tab

Carol of the Bells guitar tab for your student who is beginning to stretch their abilities with classical or fingerstyle guitar playing. These tabs are LEGIBLE!

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Dec 05, 2018

Oh Holy Night Sheet Music for Elementary Piano

Oh Holy Night sheet music for elementary piano - NOW with an EASIER secondo part that your intermediate students can play! The easy solo shares the melody between the two hands.

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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

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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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.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and 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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