The Christmas season marks an exciting opportunity for the beginning piano student. For the first time, performing Christmas music will become a part of their holiday season. Of course, beginners need music arranged at the right level to make their first Christmas piano experiences positive and rewarding. Though the music needs to be easy enough for the young student to master, it also needs to sound great so that new pianists recognize their favorite Christmas songs as they play.
MakingMusicFun.net offers a large collection of Christmas piano sheet music, and the following pieces are the easiest of the bunch, perfect for beginning piano students. Better yet, most of the pieces are free!
Get The First Noël for Piano Solo | Traditional
Get Good King Wenceslas for Piano Solo | Traditional
Get Jingle Bells for Piano Solo by Pierpont (Premium)
Get Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for Piano Solo | Traditional
Get Pat-a-Pan for Piano Solo by Monnoye
Get Up on the Housetop for Piano Solo by Hanby
Get We Three Kings for Piano Solo | Traditional
The above collection offers a variety of sacred, secular, traditional and more modern favorites, so there is sure to be a piece fitting for any student and any performance opportunity.
The holiday season does offer many opportunities for beginners to perform for others for what may be the first time. Family gatherings are a fun and non-threatening chance for kids to perform short pieces with a decidedly friendly audience. (What grandma wouldn’t love to hear her grandchild’s special rendition of “Jingle Bells?”) More formal opportunities, such as Christmas concerts, programs, and recitals abound as well.
The Christmas season may also be a great time for your student to use his or her new musical skills as a way to reach out to others. A local nursing home, for example, would likely welcome a performance of one or more of the pieces above. Residents would applaud even a beginners efforts, and the student would see firsthand the holiday cheer that they can spread through music.
If beginners are comfortable performing, there’s no reason to wait until they are more advanced. Christmas songs especially are enjoyable in even the simplest arrangements, and young students can only benefit from early positive performance experiences.
However, even a student who won’t have an opportunity to play for others will still enjoy Christmas sheet music for beginners. Being able to play songs that they have heard performed by others will give them a sense of accomplishment and mark the first of many Christmases where playing Christmas songs themselves is part of the season.
10 Christmas Songs from Around the World | Easy Piano Sheet Music
Charlie Brown Christmas | Sheet Music for Easy Piano
Silent Night | Easy Piano Christmas Sheet Music
Carol of the Bells | Easy Piano Christmas Sheet Music
Christmas Piano Music for Kids | Free Easy Sheet Music