Bringing out musical talent is also a matter of encouraging your child to enjoy and be interested in the tunes so they're inspired to participate. Here's a selection of familiar, easy-to-access, printable sheet music pieces your child can get started with right away - from classical to easy-to-play, one-hand children's pieces. For toy pianos or any musical instrument.
- Described as the "easiest music in the world to play on the piano or any keyboard" these pieces come with worksheets that aid learning. "When the Saints Go Matching In," "Old MacDonald" and more. http://www.sheetmusic1.com/CHILDRENS.SONGS.HTML
- Dozens of simple traditional, classical and familiar pieces - ranked by level of complexity. A special feature is an audio version of the piece that you can listen to. http://www.easybyte.org/
-Popular National songs from around the world including Oh! Susannah, Scarborough Fair, Alouette!, O sole mio, Bananaman, Hava nagila, El Condor Passa and more. Plus a selection of classical pieces, operas, boogies, blues and originals. http://www.easysheetmusic.com/
- There are nursery rhymes on this page, plus lots of classical and some traditional and ragtime pieces.
Free Sheet Music.net
Dozens of Classical pieces in this collection. And a few folk tunes, too.
More advance arrangements of dozens of popular Christmas songs.
Several Classical pieces, some with practice notes and pages.
The Music Rack.
Free sheet music downloads, staff paper, music teacher resources and more.
Free Sheet Music - MakingMusicFun.net
Creative resources for music education including free printable sheet music for piano, woodwinds, brass, guitar and children's songs, composer biographies and worksheets, and music theory worksheets and arcade games. http://www.makingmusicfun.net/
-Beginner piano music in a wide range of styles: http://www.music-for-music-teachers.com/beginner-piano-music.html
-Familiar songs and sound files for most so a child can get familiar: http://www.8notes.com/childrens/
-This subscription service has several free pieces you can download, too: http://kiboomukidssongs.com/category/song-sheet-music/
Links are updated regularly, so check back soon.
Here's a collection of articles about the importance of music in child development:
About music lessons and learning how to play the piano
And here's a link to our toy pianos at The Creativity Institute