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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)
Windsong


Windsong

(SP007)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

 Sheet music has moved here..... (More)

All Things Bright and Beautiful


All Things Bright and Beautiful

(SP020)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. This is an easy arrangement of the well-loved children's hymn. The melody is a traditional English melody Royal Oak. ... (More)
Amazing Grace


Amazing Grace

(SP022)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. This ... (More)
America the Beautiful


America the Beautiful

(SP023)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

This file has moved to the sacred music page. Here is an easy version of America the Beautiful, just in time for the Fourth of July. Students at this level usually haven.... (More)

All Creatures of Our God and King


All Creatures of Our God and King

(SP024)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. This beautiful hymn that is a favorite of so many people..... (More)

Take My Life and Let It Be


Take My Life and Let It Be

(SP025)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. There are many tunes to go with this text, but I like this one. I put it in the key of C Major ... (More)
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)

Ode to Joy


Ode to Joy

(SP029)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. This is an primer version of the famous melody by Beethoven. I have yet to find a student who doesn ... (More)
Hurray, Thanksgiving Day! (on the staff)


Hurray, Thanksgiving Day! (on the staff)

(SP030)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Thanksgiving music, games, and worksheets have moved here. ... (More)

Father We Thank Thee


Father We Thank Thee

(SP031)

Type: Music

The sacred music files have moved here. This is a Primer level version of the Thanksgiving hymn. It has simple but meaningful words that children can understand. "Help us to do the things we should, to be to others kind and good. ... (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)

See the Scarecrow


See the Scarecrow

(SP036)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Autumn music has moved here. ... (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)

Once a Year On Halloween


Once a Year On Halloween

(SP040)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Halloween and Autumn music has moved here. 

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

The Halloween and autumn music has moved here. ... (More)

Five Little Pumpkins


Five Little Pumpkins

(SP044)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Halloween and Autumn Music has moved here. 

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

 The Halloween and Autumn music has moved here. 

.... (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)
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater (on the staff)


Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater (on the staff)

(SP051)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Autumn and Halloween music has moved here. 

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

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)
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)
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)
Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Primer


Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Primer

(SP101)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

My Valentine music has move here. ... (More)
Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Late Elementary


Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Late Elementary

(SP102)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

The Valentine music files have moved here. This is the same folk song as the 2 versions above, but I arranged it for ... (More)
There's a Little Wheel A-Turning In My Heart


There's a Little Wheel A-Turning In My Heart

(SP103)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

The Valentine music files have moved here.Some of my late elementary students wanted a Valentine song, so I arranged this folk song for them. If you know this song, you can see that the dotted rhythms in the melody have been simplifi.... (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)
Chocolate Valentines (on the staff)


Chocolate Valentines (on the staff)

(SP105)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The Valentine music files have moved here.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

 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)

Easter Bunny - an On-the-Staff Version


Easter Bunny - an On-the-Staff Version

(SP167)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

You can find this on the.... (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)

Pat the Cat


Pat the Cat

(SP172)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

This is for pre-school students who are just learning middle C. It is an extra piece to supplement a pre-schooler's book. Little ones don.... (More)

The Doughnut Mystery


The Doughnut Mystery

(SP175)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

This teaching song is brought to you by the letter D. In fact, that is the only note in the song. I use this to introduce reading D on the staff to pre-schoolers. Changing fingers several times helps students to not always associa.... (More)

E Is For Elephant


E Is For Elephant

(SP176)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

The sheet music has moved here.

This is the next letter is my series of beginning pieces to teach learning notes on the staff to young children. This one is E for elephant. See my blog for more information on how I use these sheets..... (More)

Frogs in Flip Flops


Frogs in Flip Flops

(SP177)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

Continuing in my experiment to write a beginning piece (with words and a teacher duet) for each note on the staff, here is Frogs in Flip Flops. I hope your little students like it. If so, send me an email or leave a comment on my .... (More)

G is for Giraffe


G is for Giraffe

(SP178)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

This song features the note treble G. It is another piece in my set of easy songs for pre-school students who are starting to learn the notes around middle C on the staff. Instead of writing in finger numbers, I added a box for yo.... (More)

Alligator, Alligator, All You Play is A


Alligator, Alligator, All You Play is A

(SP179)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

This song features the bass A near middle C. It is another piece in my set of easy songs for pre-school students who are starting to.... (More)

The Baseball Bear


The Baseball Bear

(SP180)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved here.

This song features B next to middle C. ... (More)

G B D F Song


G B D F Song

(SP550)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

Sheet music has moved to this page.

I had some students who could not remember the names of the bass clef line notes. After they learned the words to this song in More Sunny Solos, I noticed they finally could remember the bass clef lines. I decided.... (More)

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