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Music Pieces for Beginner Piano Players



When you're first starting to learn how to play the piano, it can be challenging to know what pieces of music to practice. Below is a list of popular pieces for beginner piano players.


Für Elise

Written by Ludwig van Beethoven and is one of his most famous compositions. While this is a sophisticated piece, piano teachers like to start their beginner students off with the first part of the piece. This is the most recognized part and is the easiest part to learn.


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composed by sisters Jane and Ann Taylor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart later wrote his own version of it. This effortless piece features C, D, E, F, G, A, and B notes. It's an excellent piece for beginners who are just learning the notes.


Sonatina in C Major

Muzio Clementi writes wrote this piece. This slightly more complex piece features the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb and C. It’s another excellent piece for players just starting to learn the notes.


Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

This piano piece is a fun and festive Christmas song that students enjoy playing. It features C, D, E, F, G, A and B notes.


The Entertainer

The Entertainer by Scott Joplin is a great piece for students who want to learn how to play jazz music. It features C, D, E, F, G, A and B notes.


Minuet in G Major

There are beginner versions of Minuet in G Major. It a good choice for students interested in learning to play classic pieces.


Angels We Have Heard on High

This is a beautiful Christmas song that students enjoy playing. It features the notes D, E, F, G, A, B and C.


Silent Night

Silent Night is a very popular Christmas song for piano students. It features notes A, B, C, D, E, and F.


Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns is an excellent piece for students who want to learn how to play traditional Scottish music. It features the notes D, E, F, G, A, B and C.


Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday is a good choice for young children starting out on piano. Already knowing the melody makes this a very easy song to learn to play.


Ode to Joy

A simple piece for students just starting out on the piano. As beginners advance with their skills at the piano, they can learn different arrangements of this piece.


Jingle Bells

A popular holiday song for children, add a little boogie and Jingle Bells becomes quite the lively song. An old time favorite to learn for many young students.


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