Are you starting out your piano journey and looking for the right music to play? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of twenty pieces that are perfect for those who are just starting to learn how to play the piano.


When you’re first getting started on the piano, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed looking for sheet music at your level. A lot of common music that you might be excited to play probably feels really intimidating either because it’s really long, has tons of big chords, or a bunch of sharps or flats.

However, playing fun & interesting music isn’t out of reach! To help you out, we’ve hand-picked 20 songs that are great for beginners.

Before we list out those pieces, here are the things we were looking for to find just the right music for you:

  • No difficult key signatures – mostly white keys (with an occasional sharp or flat)
  • No huge chords
  • Simple rhythms
  • Familiar, recognizable tunes
  • Not too long

While these are all considered beginning pieces, you will want to have a foundational understanding of music. Basic note reading skills, an understanding of rhythm, and the ability to move fluidly around the piano keys will help you navigate these pieces on your own.

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  1. “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen
  2. “Star Wars (Main Theme)” – Star Wars
  3. “Lean on Me” – Bill Withers
  4. “Lost Boy” – Ruth B
  5. “Edelweiss” – Richard Rodgers
  6. “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” – Mary Poppins
  7. “Colors of the Wind” – Pocahontas
  8. “Linus and Lucy (Peanuts Theme)” – Vince Guaraldi
  9. “The Addams Family Theme” – The Addams Family
  10. “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
  11. “Let It Be” – The Beatles
  12. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
  13. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  14. “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” – Olympic Games
  15. “Memory” – Cats
  16. “My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music
  17. “Brave” – Sara Bareilles
  18. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
  19. “Theme from Jurassic Park” – Jurassic Park
  20. “Over the Rainbow” – Judy Garland

If you’re a true beginner with no experience, check out Beginning Piano For Adults. It’s an easy way to get started and get acquainted with the piano.

If you’re looking for more songs like these, we recommend taking a look at the “Big Note Piano,” “Easy Piano,” or “Beginner Notes” pages on Musicnotes.com.


This post was written by Megan, piano teacher and author of Pianissimo: A Very Piano Blog. Visit her website for more piano related blogs for teachers, parents, students, and all things piano.


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