When kids are just starting out with the piano, it’s really important to build their confidence and make sure that they’re having lots of of fun in the lessons. It’s all too easy for them to be put off if they find it a struggle. So I thought it would be useful to bring together the best easy piano songs just for beginners to give lots of encouragement and make sure that they stay motivated.
Of course it’s always a difficult choice as everyone has their own favourites, but these are the ones that I have found really effective at engaging young pupils right from the start. If they can get a sense of satisfaction from the beginning, then they’ll be encouraged to practice, and well on the way to being hooked!
6 Fun Five Finger Pieces For Beginners are a great way to get going, they’re easily achievable and good for finger co-ordination, reinforcing the connection between brain and finger numbers. They are short and catchy, so children soon have them off from memory, and they become favourite finger exercises that are great for warm ups or the odd five minutes of practice here and there.
Famous Fun Five finger Piano Books – These are always a winner! Kids just can’t wait to practice when they’re playing the themes or songs from their favourite films or cartoons. Because the tunes are so well known and familiar, they memorise them quickly and want to show them off whenever they get the chance!
While these five finger pieces are great for motivation, because they’re so easy to memorise, they’re not so good for helping kids to actually read the notes. So when planning a lesson, these should really be included as one of the fun activities at the end, after making sure that you always practice some sight reading and learning a few new bars of music that is of an appropriate level (see below)
The Best Easy Piano Pieces For Piano Beginners – Like all teachers I’m a bit of a magpie and I’ve built up a huge collection of resources for piano beginners. But I do find, that kids are usually drawn to the same old favourites and in this post, I share the best of them.
If you enjoyed this post, check out my First Piano Lesson eBook and musical lesson plans which are full of musical games and playful activities to make music lessons fun!
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