August 8, 2014
Here’s a collection of several pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach for easy and intermediate piano solo. The first two are for first year piano students. The rest are best suited for intermediate students.
Free Sheet Music for Easy Piano
Free Sheet Music for Intermediate Piano
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G Minor for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Musette in D for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
August 6, 2014
Fantasia, Disney’s animated masterpiece, is one of the most popular films of all time. The music for Fantasia was recorded under the direction of Leopold Stokowski, features the music of some of our greatest composers, and is performed largely by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Many of the scores from this classic film are available to print for easy and intermediate piano.
Free Printable Sheet Music
Trepak (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Arabian Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Dance of the Hours for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Chinese Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Dance of the Reeds (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
March (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Night on Bald Mountain for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
All arrangements are available for you to print and enjoy in high quality PDF format.
Read More About the Composers
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in present-day Udmurtia, Russia. His father was a Ukrainian mining engineer. Peter began piano lessons at the age of five, and within three years he could read music as well as his teacher. Read more…
Modest Mussorgsky was born on March 9, 1839, in Karevo, a village near St. Petersburg, Russia. At six years old Modest began piano lessons with his mother, who encouraged his early efforts at composition. At the age of ten, Modest and his brother were taken to St. Petersburg to study piano at the elite Peterschule. Three years later Modest entered the Cadet School of the Guards. Music remained important to him, and at his father’s expense he published his first piece, Porte Enseigne Polka for the piano. Read more…
August 3, 2014
Rock n’ Roll has delivered to us a long list of one hit wonders, but how about the those classical music composers? Who are they, and what have they done to contribute to the world of music.
Johannes Pachelbel | Canon in D
Our first composer in our hit parade in Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706). This German Baroque period composer only gave us one great hit, but what a hit it is. Canon in D was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo, and was paired with a gigue. It was forgotten for centuries, and then reemerged in the 20th century. It surged in popularity when it appeared in the feature film Ordinary People, and has become a favorite at weddings.
Johannes Pachelbel’s score has since been published in many different arrangements. Here are a few of the arrangements available on the internet:
Free Sheet Music for Piano | Canon in D
Canon in D for Easy Piano Solo by Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D for Advanced Piano Solo by Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D for Intermediate Flute Solo by Johann Pachelbel
Albert Ellmenreich | Spinning Song
Our next composer in our hit parade is Albert Ellmenreich (1816-1905). Albert Ellmenreich was a German born actor, director and writer. He spent more than 50 years on the stage, though did find a moment to draft a song that enjoys tremendous popularity with junior high students.
Spinning Song was originally written for piano, and is available as a free printable piano score for easy and intermediate piano.
Jean-Joseph Mouret | Rondeau
Our last one hit wonder is Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738). This French born composer struck gold when his Rondeau from “Symphonies and Fanfares for the King’s Supper” became the theme music for pubic television’s Masterpiece Theater in 1971. He missed seeing the incredible success of his work by 233 years, but many of us are grateful for his contribution. This work, like Canon in D, has become a favorite at weddings.
Rondeau is available for several different instruments including piano, clarinet, trumpet, violin and harp.
July 25, 2014
A new iPad app from MakingMusicFun.net just hit the Apple app store – Meet Beethoven. The app is colorful, well planned and looks to be loads of fun for your kids. I’ve included the description below. If you’re interested in downloading the app, just click on the image or the link below to head to the Apple app store.
“Meet Beethoven” from MakingMusicFun.net, is an elementary music education resource designed to send your child’s excitement about music and learning into overdrive! Right from the beginning, “MB” draws kids in with vibrant images and content that they’ll be excited to share with family and friends. Then, “MB” turns your kids into active learners, starting with an interactive game that drills the keywords they read in the introductory materials. At the core of the app, “MB” provides for a hand-on music making experience, by providing sheet music with interactive music learning tools for a variety of music instruments. In classic MakingMusicFun.net style, “MB” wraps things up with a wacky quiz called, “Pizza for Beethoven”. Answer enough questions correctly, and Beethoven gets a pizza for dinner. Miss too many questions, and Beethoven goes to bed hungry.
Double Puzzle Word Scramble
Pizza for Beethoven Quiz (Cute, an awesome wrap-up for everything kids learn about in in the app.)
SHEET MUSIC INCLUDED
Ode to Joy (For Easy Piano, Recorder, Band and Orchestra Instruments)
Beethoven’s Fifth (For Easy Piano)
Fur Elise (For Piano)
Pieces that are familiar with kids are often the most popular. They love them, so they practice them. Do You Know the Muffin Man? is a classic English rhyme that has made it’s way into the subculture of kids everywhere.
Interested in sharing this piano arrangement of this class rhyme? Just click and print!
Free Sheet Music
Download Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Here’s a jazzy piece for easy/intermediate piano students. It’s a great opportunity to practice the swing style, and the perfect addition to lesson curriculum for 3rd-5th year students.
Free Sheet Music
Alexander’s Ragtime Band for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo