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Oct 23, 2021

Halloween Songs for Beginner Piano, with & without Lettered Notes!

Kids LOVE scary Halloween music. But the TRICK is finding Halloween theme music they can play quickly. NOW these easy songs are easier than ever, with your choice of plain notes, or lettered notes. What a TREAT!

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Oct 22, 2021

Imperial March Star Wars Theme - an Easy & Dramatic Piano Solo!

Imperial March Star Wars theme, Darth Vader's Theme! Ominous & dark, it seems fraught with power & significance. Your students will love this EASY approach.

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Oct 20, 2021

Baby Bumblebee Song - a Fun Old Tune with Kid-friendly Lyrics!

Baby Bumblebee Song is actually "Arkansas Traveler" - a terrific melody that is fun to sing! Here are a couple EASY arrangements for beginner piano students!

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Sep 30, 2021

Toccata in Dm Theme for Beginners

Toccata in Dm by Bach is exciting and dramatic! Let your beginning students have the fun of playing the opening notes of this famous Bach music.

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Sep 15, 2021

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Sheet Music for Piano

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair sheet music for intermediate piano. A magically beautiful piece.

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Sep 02, 2021

Free Keyboard Music from Ireland Brian Boru: Easy & Fancy Versions

Free keyboard music "Brian Boru's March" in 4 arrangements, from very easy lead sheet to intermediate. Beautiful, hypnotic, & instantly likeable.

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Sep 01, 2021

Irish Washerwoman Sheet Music for Piano, Solo & Duet!

Irish Washerwoman sheet music for piano duet primo & secondo, and late elementary solo. A happy-sounding melody!

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Aug 30, 2021

Black Beauty Movie Sheet Music for Piano

This is the beautiful Black Beauty movie music, in an intermediate arrangement for piano that your students will love, with its energy and soaring melody.

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Aug 04, 2021

Thank you Dana

Wanted to say thank you for all the alpha note music you provide, it's been so helpful to give the early pupils or the older, not-quite-so-achieving pupils.

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Jul 23, 2021

In the Hall of the Mountain King Sheet Music for Intermediate Piano

In the Hall of the Mountain King sheet music for intermediate piano students. A 3-page arrangement with energy and FIRE at the end!

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Jul 14, 2021

Chord Inversions for Piano: An Easy Approach for Your Students

Chord inversions for piano are one of the keys that unlocks the door to the world of classical music! This sheet will help your students master this skill.

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Jul 09, 2021

Basic Piano Chords, Inversions, & Scales with Lettered Notes

Basic piano chords in the keys of C & G, showing root position chords and all inversions from the root chord - plus a diatonic scale - all with lettered notes!

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Jul 06, 2021

Folk Sheet Music Hava Nagilah, 2 Exciting EASY PIANO Versions

Folk sheet music Hava Nagila is a beautiful minor-sounding Hebrew song. Both piano arrangements, easy & intermediate, are charged with energy!

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Jul 01, 2021

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

Esther-For Such a Time as This, now with a second, EASY PIANO arrangement. Read the ENTIRE POEM telling how a young queen saved her people from certain death..

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May 21, 2021

Titanic Music, Beginning to Intermediate Piano

"Titanic music" from the famous movie, arranged for beginning, elementary, & intermediate piano. All 3 arrangements are very lovely.

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Apr 20, 2021

Free Piano Sheet Music PDF for Beginners: "Boil'em Cabbage Down"

This free piano sheet music PDF for beginners has a popular history as a fiddle & guitar tune. For beginning piano, it makes a rambunctious, easy duet!

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Apr 16, 2021

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

The Erie Canal Song, with a new, solid lead sheet for beginners! Simple piano solos & guitar tabs too.

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Mar 23, 2021

Morning Song by Grieg for Beginner Pianists

Morning Song is famous classical music that your young students may have heard before. Very pretty! Three arrangements for piano.

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Mar 21, 2021

What Wondrous Love Choral Arrangement - a New Sound for Old Lyrics

What Wondrous Love in 4-part harmony, an Easter possibility - a bluegrass-sounding version, hauntingly beautiful.

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Mar 02, 2021

ThankYou

I just simply want to say thank you for your giving heart! I am a music teacher and I have never seen such quality music and content given out for free.

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Feb 07, 2021

Music Alone Shall Live, a Beautiful Round for Your Singers. Five Keys

Music Alone Shall Live is a very pretty round with lovely harmonies. With only two lines of music (three lines of lyrics), it is a quick study!

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Feb 05, 2021

Question about "Whack-it" Game

Hi! I am liking the idea of the Whack-It game... Could you specify? Do they hit the correct piano key on the piano with a spatula? Also, are they supposed

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Feb 05, 2021

Music Note Flashcards for Quick & Energetic Breaks

Music note flashcards like these GIANT free printable flashcards are great for fast-moving games like Whack-It! Get those kids off the bench!

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Feb 03, 2021

Question about composing

Hi Dana! I am teaching piano to a student who only can use her left hand, so I am working to arrange songs for the left hand. I was wondering is there

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Jan 30, 2021

Easy Piano Sheet Music Swan Lake -Beginners & Intermediate Pianists!

Easy piano sheet music Swan Lake, now with lyrics for your dreamy younger students who love imagining.

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Dec 02, 2020

Free Christmas Sheet Music "We Three Kings" Beginner - Intermediate

Free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings" - Now 6 Arrangements! From VERY EASY to intermediate, there is an arrangement suitable for your student here!

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Dec 01, 2020

Wassail, Wassail for Piano & Voice

Wassail, Wassail All Over the Town, now with an EASY & FUN duet arrangement for early beginners! This is a rousing, irresistible song for the Yuletide!

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Nov 21, 2020

Free Christmas Songs for Piano, Guitar, & Leads: Deck the Halls

Free Christmas Songs: Deck the Halls, with a new easy-to-read lead sheet! For piano, guitar, & lead instruments. Kids enjoy this energetic Christmas carol!

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Nov 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Song Lyrics & Music - Over the River & Through the Woods

Thanksgiving song lyrics & sheet music for Over the River & Through the Woods, an old-fashioned song kids will love to play & sing! EASY solos & duets.

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Nov 07, 2020

Piano Party! Kids Need FUN!

Piano Party! I decided it was time for my students to get together for some low-stress performances, some cookies, punch & company! Kids need FUN!

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Nov 03, 2020

Thanksgiving Song "For the Beauty of the Earth", Free Downloads

Thanksgiving song for school, church, or your own pleasure! Now with a new EASY version for piano, 2 NEW piano arrangements, plus voice & other instruments.

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Nov 02, 2020

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics & Sheet Music

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - an easy Middle C piano arrangement, pretty elementary & intermediate versions, & a guitar tab arrangement too!

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Oct 30, 2020

Classical Piano Sheet Music - a Collection of Short Introductions

Classical piano sheet music - Fun, one-page intros! Check out the newest addition - Burgmuller's "Arabesque", with its easy scale-wise melody!

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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 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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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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