When kids are just starting piano you want to win them over. It’s really important to build up their confidence and make sure that they’re having lots of of fun in the lessons. Because if they find it a struggle, it becomes a negative experience and it’s all too easy to put them off.
So I thought it would be useful to bring together these Easy Piano Songs Just For Beginners. These pieces will give lots of encouragement and make sure that they stay keen and motivated.
It’s difficult to narrow down the choice as of course everyone will have their own favourites. But these are the ones that I always find really effective at engaging the young ones right from the start. Because if kids can get a sense of satisfaction from the beginning, then they’ll be encouraged to practice, and well on the way to being hooked!
Of course younger pupils in particular will love these easy piano songs. But the older beginners will also benefit from practicing these familiar old tunes when they’re starting out. They’re also great for building finger strength and note recognition. And later on, when they become too easy, they can try playing them in different keys to practice transposing.
Easy Piano Songs Just For Beginners
These 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. The pieces are all short and catchy, so children soon have them off from memory. Later they will be favourite finger exercises that are great for warm ups or the odd five minutes of practice here and there.
Famous themes are always a winner! Kids just can’t wait to practice when they’re playing their favourites. So let them play the themes or songs from their favourite films or cartoons. Because the tunes are so well known and familiar, they’ll memorise them quickly and want to show them off whenever they get the chance!
Because these five finger pieces are so easy to memorise, kids always love them and they’re great for motivation. But it’s also important to remember that 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. Always make sure that you practice some sight reading and learn a few bars of new music that is of an appropriate level (see below)
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.