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Where to Find Piano Sheet Music for Beginner Students

By Tim Topham | Beginners

Jul 23 2019

Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

Do you have beginner students that want to play certain pieces of music, but you just don’t know where to go?

Finding piano sheet music suitable for beginners doesn’t have to take up too much of your time!

Today, I’ll show you where you can get great piano sheet music for your new students.

If you read to the bottom, you can also get a sneak peak of my No Book Beginners course 😀

Here’s 5 songs you can teach to all beginner students.

Beginner Students

What is the best way to teach beginner piano students and to inspire, engage and motivate them in their first lesson?

Is it through opening a method book and teaching students how to read middle C?

Or, is it through:

  • Exploring the piano
  • Creating musical stories
  • Playing games
  • Playing by ear
  • Transposing
  • Harmonising, and
  • Improvising?

If you ask me, beginner piano lessons should be the most exciting, creative and engaging lessons you teach.

It is your chance to help form the beginning of a life-long passion for music and piano in your new student.

Check out my No Book Beginners course to find out how I actually teach beginner students without a book for 10 weeks.

Finding Piano Sheet Music

If you like free things, (who doesn’t!) then you need to check out a website I use for piano sheet music.

I use a website called G Major Music Theory and while the layout won’t blow you away, the content is fantastic.

Check out this video for a tour of the website.

A great thing about this website is that it orders music in terms of difficulty, so you can quickly find out what music will suit your student, without having to download all of the sheet music first.

There’s a tab for 1st Pieces for the ultimate beginner, and it goes up to Intermediate Level Four.

The icons also let you know if there’s backing tracks or other instruments and they all have PDF downloads – super helpful.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

The Sheet Music

The piano sheet music for beginners is, of course, quite basic, and would be something similar to what you will see in a method book.

Some of them also include the fingering, which is helpful for beginners.

Here’s what Mary Had a Little Lamb looks like – this is the most beginner level sheet music on the website.

beginner piano sheet music

Sheet music for Mary Had a Little Lamb.

What I also love about this website is it provides you with easy arrangements of classics.

Yep, we know every beginner student is going to want to learn Für Elise!

While, I think this  piece is over-taught at all levels, this is a great arrangement and can be a big win for beginner piano students.

Here’s the easy version of this classic piece of music, you can teach to beginners.

fur elise beginner piano

The easy version you can teach to beginners.

Looking for more help?

When it comes to teaching beginner piano students, my No Book Beginners course has had a massive impact on the piano teaching world.

Enter your details to get access to the first lesson for free!

You can get full access to this course in my Inner Circle, but you can also purchase the course as a standalone, without membership.


Where do you go for free piano sheet music online? Let me know below.


About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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