Early Beginner sheet music for piano, free! 

Sheet music for piano, free early beginner sheets.  

Paper keyboards, scales,  chords, exercises, and simple songs that focus on the notes around Middle C.  

These are the first things I use with my students!



Piano keyboards to print on paper to make it easy to understand

Piano Keyboard Charts


Three different printable keyboards are on this page. 

Each prints out on an 8 x 11 sheet of paper. 

These are a necessity for beginners, whether piano, guitar, or violin!  Understanding the topography of the piano keyboard is the "Rosetta Stone" for musicians.


Scales to practice how to hold fingers on the piano

Piano Scales Sheet Music

Shown is the first set of scales, which help to shape the beginner's hand while gradually increasing finger independence. 

There is also a different set of scales on this page (not shown) to which my students progress after these ones.


Simplest way to follow notes on a staff

Wormies printable notes

These super-simple notes train students' fingers to follow their eyes, up, down, or stay in the same place!

VERY useful.


Two songs with only three notes each, to help students focus easily

ABC & CDE piano key notes

Two little songs for extra practice on the notes around Middle C.


Reinforce basic hand position and fingering with SIMPLE songs on the black keys

Black Notes songs - all on the black keys

Perfect for your little beginners and even older beginners, who will strengthen their fingers along with their counting abilities. 

Lots of songs to choose from; your students will ask for a new one each week! 

SO EASY TO READ.


Cat Came Back lyrics & chords

This fun song with goofy lyrics comes in several versions and arrangements here on my site.

The simplest arrangements feature "helper notes" (letters inside the keys) and a partly simplified melody which uses only 5 notes, so that the hand doesn't need to move.


C&B and C&D piano notes for beginners

Super-easy note-reading songs, just two notes in each.


Dueling C's piano music for beginners 

Both right and left hands want to play Middle C! 

"B" and "D" also get involved in the action.


Fuzzy Wuzzy

A Middle C song about the bear with no hair.  Very cute, with "musical surprise" in the form of quarter rests!


God is So Good 

Just five notes make up this sweet song.  Add chords if you like...


Greensleeves 

Yes, but this is the CHORDS, not the melody.  After your students can make the second kind of scales plus chords, they will be ready to start this beautiful piece. 


Indian Dance

A huge favorite with my students.  It does not sound like a beginner piece, but trust me, it is!

Also available with AlphaNotes (notes with letter names inside the heads)


Jingle Bells sheet music

Familiar songs are always rewarding to students.  This tune is welcomed by starting students even in July!


Kum Ba Yah  

Not hard for a child who knows the tune.  Only six notes, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Lavender's Blue.


Lavender's Blue, with the Cinderella song lyrics!

Very popular with young girls, particularly if you share the Cinderella videos on this page with them!


Louie Louie

This piece is essential (in my studio) for understanding the relationship of the I, IV, and V chords.  VERY FUN.

You will find some lettered notes in this version, pictured.


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Foundational.  Students will transpose this and add chords to it, and use it as a foundation from year to year.


Music Alphabet Song - piano notes for kids

From A below Middle C up to G above, each note is played multiple times in a row, forward and backward, with words to sing along!


Ode to Joy

Kids are happy to learn this famous song by Beethoven.


Peck! Peck! Peck! beginner piano sheet music

This little song about chickens getting their breakfast stays very close to Middle C, moving step-wise in a predictable (but cute) fashion.


Pizza Please- keyboard music notes

Better known as "Hot Cross Buns", but these lyrics are more fun.


Sharks - known as the "Jaws theme song" at my studio!

This song has a familiar theme... very ominous-sounding, even with just three notes.


Snakes piano sheet music for beginners

This set of exercises is like "Wormies" but with lots more notes.


Snakes Go for a Walk

A more complicated version of "Snakes," this exercise adds skips, first one, then two, then three, then four skips.  Students enjoy trying to spot them!


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The famous tune all children know, very useful for transposing and also chord study


Wormies printable music notes 

One slow note at a time, play up or down - or the same note again.

With this page of exercises, you will KNOW if your piano student understands movement on the staff.


And remember...




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