Sheet Music

Explore Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music for Adults

By Rebecca Carlson

We've put together a complete resource for finding free piano sheet music for beginners!

One of the great things about learning piano is that there is so much music you can explore. Once you can read notes, all you need is some sheet music and time to practice. Even if you’re a beginner, you can find free piano sheet music that’s easy to play. Many websites offer free and low-cost downloadable sheet music. Here are some of our favorite options of free beginner piano sheet music for both adults and kids.

How can I get free sheet music for piano?

The best way to get free sheet music for piano is to download it from the internet. Please make sure that the sheet music you’re downloading for free is either out of copyright (95 years after the date of publication) or is being offered for free by the composer or arranger who holds the copyright. Unless a composer is choosing to offer their work for free, they deserve to be paid for creating music for us to enjoy. This basically means that if you want to learn the latest popular hits, you’re going to need to pay for the sheet music. But there are lots of fun folk songs and classical pieces that are in the public domain that you’ll be able to find and download for free.

Finding free beginning piano sheet music on the internet can be tricky. Just searching for “Free Sheet Music” turns up a lot of websites where music isn’t exactly free, or isn’t organized so that it’s easy to search for piano music that a beginner can play. Many websites that offer free downloadable sheet music are great for classical pieces (which are all in the public domain) but most of these pieces would require several years of piano studies before you could learn them. 

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of websites that make it simple to find free beginner piano sheet music.

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What is the best site for free easy piano sheet music?

Our favorite website for free beginner piano sheet music is G Major Music Theory. It was created by Gilbert DeBenedetti, a teacher at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. This website hosts tons of great free resources for piano students, such as music theory worksheets, flash cards, sheet music, and even a page of music jokes! The free piano sheet music is organized by level so you can easily find something that’s just right for you to learn. There’s even a note reading tutorial to help you get started if you have zero previous piano experience. The website is ad-free and easy to navigate, making it the perfect place to start looking for free sheet music that’s easy to learn.

Discover free beginner piano sheet music for adults on these other sites too:

Another great place to look for free sheet music is Making Music Fun. While some of the sheet music and other music teaching resources require a paid subscription to access, this website does have a good-sized list of free sheet music that you can browse by category.

Try Piano Song Download for lots of favorite folk songs and a few classical tunes that you can browse by level of difficulty. 

Free-scores.com also has a huge library of both free and for-purchase sheet music downloads. What we like about this website is the powerful sorting features. Click on “Free Sheet Music,” then use the left sidebar to select instrument, level of difficulty, music styles, and even your favorite composers. 

If you’re looking for super easy, low-cost arrangements of your favorite popular tunes, try SheetMusicDirect. You can browse their “super easy” piano music and find lots of great tunes that you can download for only a few dollars. You’ll get to play music you love to listen to, and help support the artists who created it as well!

What is the easiest song to play on the piano for beginners?

For a super easy song to start with, try Hot Cross Buns. This song can be played on three consecutive black keys on the piano or else on the white notes C, D, E. It only has three different notes and a simple rhythm. It’s also a familiar folk tune that many people have already heard. You can find free sheet music here.

What are other songs a beginner pianist should play?

Here’s a list of some great classical tunes beginners can play, with links to easy, free piano arrangements. Chances are, you’ve already heard these melodies before, which will make it extra quick for you to pick them up on the piano.

  • Ode to Joy by Beethoven
  • Canon by Pachelbel
  • Morning Song by Grieg
  • Skater’s Waltz by Waldteufel (for this one, just play the top staff right hand part if you’re an early beginner. Add the bottom staff left hand part only when you’re ready.) 

Hoffman Academy also has a library of Popular Song tutorials, including free beginner piano sheet music for adults. Here’s a list of all our beginning-level tutorials that include free sheet music! Just sign in to your free or Premium Hoffman Academy account and then click on the “printables” button at the bottom left of the video window to download your sheet music.

We also have several beginning-level video tutorials that don’t come with free sheet music, but that you can easily learn by watching and playing along with one of our Hoffman Academy teachers.

Have lots of fun exploring and learning favorite tunes for the piano with these free, easy song tutorials and sheet music downloads for beginners!

 

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