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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 for a capella singers updated & simplified, Gabriel's Message is a haunting and very beautiful old Basque carol.

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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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Nov 06, 2017

Ukrainian Saint Nicholas Song

I am looking for a Ukrainian song called O xto xto. This is played and sung on Dec 6th for St. Nicholas Day, a Ukrainian melody. My granddaughter has

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Nov 02, 2017

Do you have a simple solo arrangement of What Child is This for 2 hands

I need a fairly simple copy of this song for 6th grade piano class Holiday and Christmas recital. This student is beyond beginner and can play somewhat

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Oct 24, 2017

Flashcards for Music Notes, Free Printable Flashcards Template

Free printable flashcards! Music note cards, now with guidelines for cutting them out.

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Oct 05, 2017

Halloween Songs for Piano

Halloween songs for piano players who are past the beginning stages... solos and duets!

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Oct 01, 2017

Black Notes Piano Songs for Beginners

Playing on the black notes is the perfect way to start for small hands. Songs for just 3 fingers, 2 hands.

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Sep 06, 2017

Loch Lomond Lyrics and Sheet Music

Loch Lomond lyrics and sheet music for all your music students. See the new piano arrangement for intermediate students

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Jul 22, 2017

Can you do Humpty Dumpty for piano please?

This is a very popular nursery rhyme. Here are the lyrics: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all

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Jul 21, 2017

The Cat Came Back Lyrics & Sheet Music

The Cat Came Back is a fun, silly song that kids love. Download it for piano or guitar!

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Jul 19, 2017

Kum Ba Yah Sheet Music for Piano, Guitar, & Lead Instruments

Kum Ba Yah is a familiar church & camp song - give this easy & pretty music to your students!

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Jun 23, 2017

I Need Help Reading Notes

Dana: I am placing a link to a PDF book here that talks about basic notereading. (I've tried to place this link before; hopefully it will work this time...).

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Jun 20, 2017

Starting a Community Music School

Please tell me how a person would go about starting a music education in the community type thing. It would be for faith based music ( any religion that

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Jun 17, 2017

Glenda

Hi just found your site looks really great look forward to using the music and getting lots of helpful hints Thanks

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Apr 26, 2017

"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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Apr 17, 2017

First Piano Lesson

What are the most important things to include in a student's first piano lesson ? Where should I start ? What should I teach first ? Also, can you maybe

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