Christmas Rhythm Instruments

Jingle Bells Duet with instruments

Does anyone remember this arrangement I made for my students a few years ago? There is an early intermediate piano part, an easy one hand duet, and parts for 4 rhythm instruments.

What is new in this PDF is that I added individual scores for the rhythm instruments. I received many requests for that and I’m finally getting around to it! All the pages are combined into one PDF and you can print what you need.

If you are having group lessons this week or next, there is still time to print this out for your students. The rhythm instrument parts are for beginners and no practice is necessary.

The piano part also stands alone as a piano solo without the duet or the rhythm instruments. Or you can use the piano part out of a Christmas book.

The easy duet part can also be played on an electric bass, a keyboard, melody bells or any other tuned instrument that sounds good with your piano.

What I like about this arrangement is that there is something for everyone, so if you happen to have group lessons with all levels, every student will have something to do.

I also thought this would be fun for a musical family to play when they get together for the holidays. If you don’t have any rhythm instruments, improvise with whatever you have around the house! I use my set of rhythm instruments frequently in my teaching, but especially around the Christmas holidays!



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5 thoughts to “Jingle Bells Duet with Rhythm Instruments

  • Danielle

    This was so fun for my students! If I had multiple siblings with back to back lessons we used several instruments to make a jingle bell “band.” I was also able to use my electric piano to record piano parts so we could do even more instruments at one time. All of my students from beginner to intermediate had a blast. Thanks for the fun idea and arrangement!

    • Susan Paradis

      Danielle, thanks so much for letting me know! I put these things out there and I often have no idea how they will go over!

  • Martyn

    Thanks for sharing this Susan. I’ve used a number of your resources over the past few months and my piano students love them! I just wish I’d seen this blog post before Xmas. Have a great New Year! Martyn

  • Susan Paradis

    Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you, too.

  • Joanne

    Thank you for all your fun Christmas games and music. Wishing you a Merry Christmas for helping us to be better piano teachers.

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