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Bless Us O Lord


Bless Us O Lord

(SP026)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

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

Here is another pre-reading piece for beginning students. If students get the right and left hands mixed up, try highlighting the right and left hand staves in different colors. ... (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. ... (More)
Halloween, Halloween  Pre-reading


Halloween, Halloween  Pre-reading

(SP038)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

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.... (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

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 ... (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

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

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

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

 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 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 is a beautiful Easter carol that is simple enough for beginners. The words are by the same woman from Great Britain who wrote All Things Bright and Beautiful. ... (More)
Fourth Of July for Preschool Beginners


Fourth Of July for Preschool Beginners

(SP152)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

My preschool beginner asked me to write him a song and since he has just started I wrote him this. It is in triple meter. Play it on the group of 2 black keys going up. For fun ask your student if she can play the shimmery lights of fireworks as they come down from the sky.

... (More)
What the Robin Said to the Worm


What the Robin Said to the Worm

(SP153)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

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

This is a first piece to introduce playing quarter notes with two hands. If your young beginning student mixes up his left and right hand, the red and blue notes will help. You can also put a red and blue sticker on the hands for more reinforcement. ... (More)
Wiggly Worm


Wiggly Worm

(SP155)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This is another begnning pre-reading piece on the black keys with fingers 2 and 3. Print in landscape.

... (More)
T-Ball Pre-reading


T-Ball Pre-reading

(SP156)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

One of my pre-school beginning students plays T-Ball so I wrote this pre-reading piece for him. T-Ball is baseball for kindergarten children. The ball is placed on a stand and hit by the child instead of having a pitcher throw it.

Only 3 notes are used in this piece, C, D, and E. I.... (More)

Lizzy's Cat — a pre-reading solo


Lizzy's Cat — a pre-reading solo

(SP157)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

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


Back to School

(SP158)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

I wrote another pre-reading piece for my beginning pre-school student and I am sharing it with you. I wrote the teacher duet to follow the rhythm of the student part because sometimes students have trouble playing along. ... (More)
Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah


Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah

(SP159)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This is a pr-reading version of a traditional folk song that I made because children love to play songs they have heard. ... (More)
What the Worm Said to the Robin


What the Worm Said to the Robin

(SP160)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This is the companion pre-reading piece to What the Robin Said to the Worm, which is posted above. This piece is intended for young beginners. It is played on the group of 2 black keys using right hand fingers 2 and 3.

Hint: Drop down into the keys with the hand. Don.... (More)

Canada Day


Canada Day

(SP161)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

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 the finger numbers. ... (More)
Hot Cross Buns – RH Pre-reading


Hot Cross Buns – RH Pre-reading

(SP162)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This pre-reading of Hot Cross Buns is for the right hand on the black keys with really big notes. It is suitable for the first lesson. ... (More)
Hot Cross Buns – LH Pre-reading


Hot Cross Buns – LH Pre-reading

(SP163)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Little children love to repeat things, so let them play Hot Cross Buns with both hands. This is just like the one I posted above except it is for the left hand. Check and see if they notice the picture has moved from the right side to the left side. I try to use blue for the left hand and red for.... (More)

Bingo - Pre-reading


Bingo - Pre-reading

(SP164)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

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

Easter Bunny - Pre-reading Easter Song


Easter Bunny - Pre-reading Easter Song

(SP165)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a pre-reading off-the-staff Easter song about the Easer bunny. Students need to be able to use both thumbs, as well as alternate between the left and right hands. To help with this, I highlighted the left and right hand parts with different colors. That makes learning this a lot easier. ... (More)
Easter Bunny - an Easier Pre-reading Version


Easter Bunny - an Easier Pre-reading Version

(SP166)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a very easy version of the pre-reading song, Easter Bunny posted above this. Print in landscape orientation. ... (More)
Snail, Snail


Snail, Snail

(SP170)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This is a prereading version of a children ... (More)
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