These five finger piano pieces are perfect for beginners. Well known tunes like these are great because they give kids a lot of satisfaction and can be learned easily. They work really well when used in a lesson to balance out the more challenging tasks so that the pupil can relax and have fun with the piano.
The first piano lessons are crucial because this is when kids are going to either fall in, or out of love with the piano. It’s in these early lessons that it’s really important for kids to have fun and feel encouraged.
Five finger pieces that everyone recognises and are quick to learn become an excellent incentive to encourage practice.
If you are new to the piano, it may be helpful for you to go to my earlier posts in the First Piano Lessons Series for complete beginners. I’d recommend The Easiest Way to Learn the Notes and Introducing the Note Family as places to start, or my First Piano Lessons eBook for the full series.
6 Five Finger Piano Pieces For Beginners – Free Printables
The links below will take you to each individual post where you can find the free printable sheet music.
- Mary had a Little Lamb –is always such a favourite, and lovely to do in the Spring.
- Twinkle Twinkle is a must have and also doubles up as Baa Baa Black Sheep!
- Incy Wincy Spider (Itsy Bitsy in US) this one’s great for a sing along.
- Happy Birthday always goes down so well at family birthday parties!
- Frere Jacques or Brother John doubles up for a bit of French practice and the same tune as I Hear Thunder
- Jingle Bells comes in very handy at Christmas time!
Five Finger Piano Books for Beginners
I’m often asked to recommend easy books for beginners, so i’ve collected together the ones most popular in my experience below. Please note, this list contains affiliate links!