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Bless Us O Lord


Bless Us O Lord

(SP026)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Thanksgiving music has moved here. 

I have set this traditional blessing to a simple melody. This is the pre-reading version..... (More)

School is Starting Back


School is Starting Back

(SP035)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The pre-reading music has moved. ... (More)

Halloween Is Almost Here


Halloween Is Almost Here

(SP037)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a pre-reading Halloween piece.

The Halloween and Autumn files have moved. ... (More)

Halloween, Halloween  Pre-reading


Halloween, Halloween  Pre-reading

(SP038)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Halloween and Autumn music have moved. 

This is a pre-reading version which I have recently added some changes..... (More)

Once a Year on Halloween  Pre-reading version


Once a Year on Halloween  Pre-reading version

(SP039)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is one of my beginner's favorite pieces.

The Halloween and Autumn files have moved. ... (More)

Five Little Pumpkins Pre-reading version


Five Little Pumpkins Pre-reading version

(SP046)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

 This a pre-reading version of the previously posted staff version. It can be difficult for a young child to read, so carefully teach how to sing it for several weeks before attempting to play it.

Young students will have LOTS of trouble.... (More)

It's October


It's October

(SP048)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The pre-reading music has moved here. 

If you have a new student in the autumn, this is something she can play at her very first lesson..... (More)

What Will I Say On Halloween?


What Will I Say On Halloween?

(SP049)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

I wrote this for a student's first piano lesson. There are no notes, the student just plays finger numbers and makes up an ending. Will they say "Boo" or "Trick or Treat"?

The Halloween and Autumn files have moved. ... (More)

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater - Pre-reading


Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater - Pre-reading

(SP050)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Because of the skipping fingers, this pre-reading traditional folk song is better for at least age 7. This is a white key arrangement of the little song I played on the black keys as a child. ... (More)
Hurray, Thanksgiving Day!


Hurray, Thanksgiving Day!

(SP054)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Thanksgiving music has moved to here.

This is a pre-reading piece for beginners to play for Thanksgiving. It is written for white keys using all the fingers. Follow the picture of the keyboard for hand placement.

... (More)
Jingle Bells Pre-Reading


Jingle Bells Pre-Reading

(SP056)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music has a new home here..... (More)

Deck the Halls Pre-reading


Deck the Halls Pre-reading

(SP057)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music has moved to here. ... (More)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas Pre-reading


Jolly Old St. Nicholas Pre-reading

(SP058)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music has moved to here..... (More)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Pre-reading


We Wish You a Merry Christmas Pre-reading

(SP061)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This has moved to a new home here. ... (More)

The Twelve Days of Christmas -  pre-reading 


The Twelve Days of Christmas -  pre-reading 

(SP065)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All Christmas  music is found at this link.  ... (More)
Away in a Manger - Anglican pre-reading version


Away in a Manger - Anglican pre-reading version

(SP066)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music has moved to here.

This is not the tune that is in common use in the US. However, it is a very lovely tune that is well-loved by many..... (More)

We Three Kings 


We Three Kings 

(SP071)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music is found at this link. This is the first verse only, written in a pre-reading version.  ... (More)
Good King Wenceslas Pre-Reading Version


Good King Wenceslas Pre-Reading Version

(SP073)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This file has moved here.

After I explain what this carol is about, children really enjoy it. This is a pre-reading version that you can use with beginners and young children.

... (More)
O Come, All Ye Faithful, pre-reading version


O Come, All Ye Faithful, pre-reading version

(SP080)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

 Christmas music is now here. 

This pre-reading version is suitable for beginners. Students do not need to know the names of the notes on a staff. They will need to know piano fingering..... (More)

Love Somebody, Yes I Do


Love Somebody, Yes I Do

(SP100)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

My Valentine music files have moved here. This is a pre-reading version on the traditional song. It is in G with the L.H. in middle C position and the R.H. thumb on D. ... (More)
Chocolate Valentines - Pre-reading


Chocolate Valentines - Pre-reading

(SP104)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

My Valentine Music files have moved here. This is a Pre-Reading Valentine's song for young beginners, newly revised into portrait orientation. ... (More)
Roses Are Red - Pre-reading for beginners


Roses Are Red - Pre-reading for beginners

(SP107)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

 Valentine music has moved to this page. I made this for a beginning student who started lessons right before Valentine's Day. She was so excited! It is now ... (More)
Come Christians, Join to Sing -PreReading


Come Christians, Join to Sing -PreReading

(SP150)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This music can be found on the Easter Music Page.

This is a pre-reading version of the favorite Children.... (More)

He Is Risen - Pre-reading


He Is Risen - Pre-reading

(SP151)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This file has moved to the Easter Music page..... (More)

Fourth Of July for Preschool Beginners


Fourth Of July for Preschool Beginners

(SP152)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The pre-reading music has moved here. ... (More)

What the Robin Said to the Worm


What the Robin Said to the Worm

(SP153)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved. 

This is a pre-school beginning piece that can be used along with the Fourth of July piece I posted above..... (More)

Right Hand Left Hand


Right Hand Left Hand

(SP154)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved here. ... (More)

Wiggly Worm


Wiggly Worm

(SP155)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved here. .... (More)

T-Ball Pre-reading


T-Ball Pre-reading

(SP156)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved. 

One of my pre-school beginning students plays T-Ball so I wrote this pre-reading.... (More)

Lizzy's Cat — a pre-reading solo


Lizzy's Cat — a pre-reading solo

(SP157)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music is found here.

This is a piece for very young beginners. It.... (More)

Back to School


Back to School

(SP158)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved..... (More)

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah


Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah

(SP159)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved here. .... (More)

What the Worm Said to the Robin


What the Worm Said to the Robin

(SP160)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-school music has moved. ... (More)

Canada Day


Canada Day

(SP161)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The pre-reading music has moved here.

For my Canadian Friends, I have a pre-reading sheet just for you to use for Canada Day. This pre-reading song is in triple meter and is played on black keys going up the keyboard. Feel free to change .... (More)

Hot Cross Buns – RH Pre-reading


Hot Cross Buns – RH Pre-reading

(SP162)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This file is found on the Easter Page. ... (More)

Hot Cross Buns – LH Pre-reading


Hot Cross Buns – LH Pre-reading

(SP163)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This file has moved to the Easter Page. ... (More)

Bingo - Pre-reading


Bingo - Pre-reading

(SP164)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved here..... (More)

Easter Bunny - Pre-reading Easter Song


Easter Bunny - Pre-reading Easter Song

(SP165)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This file has moved to the Easter Music Page..... (More)

Snail, Snail


Snail, Snail

(SP170)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

The pre-reading music has moved. 

This is a prereading version of a children's traditional folk song using the third finger on each hand. Brace the fingers with the thumb to teach a rounded hand shape..... (More)

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