Here’s the easy piano music for We Wish You A Merry Christmas! It’s the perfect way to keep little ones practicing over Christmas! And it never fails to get everyone in the festive spirit!
Kids just love playing pieces that everyone can enjoy together and that’s what learning to play the piano is all about. Because they know the tune off by heart, they can relax and enjoy the music, but they still benefit from strengthening their fingers, and learning the notes from memory.
Although it is always important to learn new music to teach note reading and make technical progress, so much confidence can be gained from enjoying these old favourites together!
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Easy Piano Music
How to Teach We Wish You A Merry Christmas Easy Piano Music
- First sing the song together while the child taps or claps the rhythm on a tamborine or wooden sticks.
- Look at the music together and examine it for all the clues. What’s the time signature? What’s the key signature?
- Make sure the child is familiar with the key of G major and understands and can identify the F sharps – play a little game spotting all the F#s which are hiding in the music.
- Look at the rhythm and make sure they recognise and understand the rests.
- When you’re ready to start playing only attempt each hand separately and work through the phrases one by one paying special attention to the fingering.
- Start with the right hand, and encourage the child to look ahead so they are ready for each next phrase.
- If they find the sharps difficult to remember, try highlighting or circling them to make them stand out.
- Once they’ve mastered the R.H then move on the left hand and work through in the same way.
- Before attempting to put both hands together, you can take a hand each – and play it as a duet. This serves as extra practice and helps them to see how both hands fit together.
- Finally attempt to play both hands together, but only a phrase at a time. Moving on only once each phrase has been mastered.
- It’s always best to take things slow and steady, so the child doesn’t feel pressured or frustrated in anyway.
- Be prepared to work through these stages over a couple of lessons, everyone works at their own pace – so follow their lead.
If you’re looking for more Easy Piano Music for Beginners check out:
- Jingle Bells Easy Piano Music for Beginners
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Easy Sheet Music for Beginners
Check out our Christmas Lesson Plan for lots more musical and educational activities to celebrate the season!
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