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Christmas Music


Christmas Music

(SP001)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All of the Christmas music has been moved to : ... (More)
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)

Hurray, Thanksgiving Day! (on the staff)


Hurray, Thanksgiving Day! (on the staff)

(SP030)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is an Primer on-the-staff version of the pre-reading piece I posted last year. I changed the words slightly, and added new art and a very easy teacher duet. ... (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)
See the Scarecrow


See the Scarecrow

(SP036)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Enjoy this short primer level piece with a teacher duet! ... (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)

Once a Year On Halloween


Once a Year On Halloween

(SP040)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is the on-staff version of the pre-reading Halloween piece I posted earlier. ... (More)
Halloween Is Almost Here


Halloween Is Almost Here

(SP041)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is the version on the staff. ... (More)
Halloween, Halloween


Halloween, Halloween

(SP042)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is the grand staff version of the pre-reading piece I posted earlier. ... (More)
Five Little Pumpkins


Five Little Pumpkins

(SP044)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a traditional Halloween song I used to sing with my  younger students when I taught elementary music. There's a lot to teach in this song, and I ... (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)

Hey Mr. Mummy


Hey Mr. Mummy

(SP047)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a beginning reading Halloween piece with a simple teacher duet. ... (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)
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater (on the staff)


Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater (on the staff)

(SP051)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a version of the traditional folk song arranged for students who are beginning reading. There is also a teacher duet. Set your printer for landscape orientation. ... (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)
Away In a Manger


Away In a Manger

(SP055)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a primer version of the carol. I used big notes to make it look easier. You can.... (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)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas 


Jolly Old St. Nicholas 

(SP059)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

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

Jingle Bells primer llevel


Jingle Bells primer llevel

(SP060)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a traditional Middle C version of Jingle Bells for right hand only.

.... (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)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas 


We Wish You a Merry Christmas 

(SP062)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

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


Silent Night 

(SP063)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Christmas music can be found here. This is an easy version of the famous carol with lots of finger numbers on the harder phrases. I usually have to teach the rhythm by rote. ... (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)

Away in a Manger Anglican version 


Away in a Manger Anglican version 

(SP067)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All Christmas music is at this link. Many teachers liked the pre-reading version of this, and requested I post it at the elementary level. In the version here,.... (More)

Deck the Halls late elementary


Deck the Halls late elementary

(SP069)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All Christmas music can be found at this link. ... (More)
We Three Kings


We Three Kings

(SP070)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All Christmas music is found here.  This is a primer level version suitable for students who know only a few notes. Both thumbs are on middle C. ... (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)
Twelve Days of Christmas 


Twelve Days of Christmas 

(SP072)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This music has moved here. This is a primer level version, with all the verses. ... (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)
Silent Night Level 2 


Silent Night Level 2 

(SP075)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is an elementary version of the beautiful Christmas carol, Silent Night. I usually teach the dotted quarter note by rote. ... (More)
Up On the House Top Primer 


Up On the House Top Primer 

(SP076)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This file has moved to here..... (More)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas 


Jolly Old St. Nicholas 

(SP077)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This music has moved.... (More)

Deck the Halls primer level 


Deck the Halls primer level 

(SP078)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music is found.... (More)

O Come, All Ye Faithful, primer level


O Come, All Ye Faithful, primer level

(SP079)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Christmas music is now found here.

This is an on-the-staff version, suitable for students who have learned the notes around middle C..... (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)

Jingle Bells with Rhythm Instruments


Jingle Bells with Rhythm Instruments

(SP082)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a piano and rhythm instrument ensemble. It includes an early intermediate level version of Jingle Bells with an optional very easy bass clef left hand duet part. There are rhythm parts for four children ... (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)
Chocolate Valentines (on the staff)


Chocolate Valentines (on the staff)

(SP105)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a very easy piece for students can read  the notes in C 5-finger .... (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)
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)
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)
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)
Easter Bunny - an On-the-Staff Version


Easter Bunny - an On-the-Staff Version

(SP167)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

It is hard to find music for the Easter season. This version is for students in Primer or Level 1 method books. If your student has not learned staccato and legato yet, white it out. There are 2 pages and a very simple duet that a sibling or parent might be able to play. ... (More)
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