Songs I Already Know 

Students love to play songs they know!

Songs I Already Know is a collection of 10 well-known children’s songs arranged for young beginners with lyrics, duet parts, and hand drawn illustrations.  The melodies are written in a variety of 5-finger hand positions on or near middle C to encourage children not to associate a finger with a certain piano key.

Duet parts for parents or older siblings!

Each student part is complete with a primer level melody divided between the hands and lyrics. But there is an optional, easy accompaniment for each song. Parents and siblings often have trouble reading two hands on one staff, which is how most teacher duets are written at this level. However, the accompaniments in Songs I Already Know are written on the treble and bass staves like regular piano music, which makes it easier for parents and older students to accompany the melody.

Songs include:

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Down by the Station
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • Eency Weeny Spider
  • Are You Sleeping
  • Hickory, Dickory Dock
  • It’s Raining It’s Pouring/Rain, Rain, Go Away
  • Do Your Ears Hang Low
  • Bingo
  • The Farmer in the Dell

This is a great book for sight reading, students who are not ready to go on to the next level, or a supplementary fun book. It’s fun because most students are familiar with the songs!

Check out this book in the Store section to see samples of the songs. Thank you for supporting this website by donations and purchasing music!

This is a studio license, so a single teacher can make unlimited copies for years of playing.


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5 thoughts to “New Book! Songs I Already Know

  • Singapore Piano Teacher

    This is amazing! Thanks for the share Susan! I will be sure to share these with the piano teachers here in Singapore 🙂

  • Joanne

    I was so excited when I saw your new book. I already have it printed out and ready to go. My 4th grade student absolutely loved “Sunny Solos” and “More Sunny Solos”. I can’t wait to present your new book.

    The graphics are awesome and I simply love when I can play duets with my students. Thank you for such a beautiful book of music! I find that children these days don’t really know a lot of the folk songs, so this is a treasure. Thank you!

    • Susan Paradis

      Joanne, thank you so much! What nice comments! Would you be willing to add these to the product page?

      • Joanne

        Yes, I would be honored. Your work is just incredible and you are so gracious to offer most of your creations free or at a minimal cost. Thank you.

  • Ellen

    Thank you, Susan! I just bought this and can’t wait to try it out. I will be using this book with all of my young beginners. The duet parts are fantastic! They will be perfect for a sibling pair that I teach, and for a beginner whose mom plays piano. And of course, I love studio licences!! It’s so cool to be able to give students a book of their own to keep! Thank you for all you do!


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