Leaves Are Blowing and What Will I Be on Halloween are (free) beginning pre-reading pieces for young piano beginners. Years ago I published the companions to these pieces which you can find at this link: Free Halloween Music for Beginners

The originals were for the left hand and I never got around to making matching pieces for the right hand. Thanks to a reminder from a reader, that has been fixed now!

This set of pre-reading pieces not only help beginners learn the groups of two and three black keys, which of course, is essential if students are going to learn the names of piano keys, but they are also beginning composing pieces. In order to compose, students need to use their imagination and have a vision. I think it is safe to say composers get their start improvising and doodling around.

What I would like to see is students get carried away playing what they “will be” or how blowing leaves might be expressed on the piano. Sometimes teachers and parents get frustrated with students playing around on the piano and not practicing their assigned pieces.  But as long as there is a balance, who knows what budding Beethoven we might be cultivating!

Don’t forget you can save ink by printing only one copy and saving it in a sheet protector. You can also download these into your iPad to save on printing.

You have posted on Facebook and emailed me such precious videos of your students improvising and having fun! I hope your students have fun with these!

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10 thoughts to “New Pre-reading Autumn and Halloween Sheets

  • Allen Long

    Hi,Susan,

    I have two students who will enjoy these pieces. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  • Rachel

    Thank you, Susan! Really appreciate having lots of beginners’ supplementary pieces. Yours are just grand! And the kids love them! 🙂

    • Susan Paradis

      Rachel,
      Thanks, that is so gratifying to hear. And tell your students I just love making piece for them and adding all the pictures!

  • Ann

    Thank you for these 2 new pieces. The graphics are lovely.

    • Susan Paradis

      Thank you very much, Ann! I did not draw the children in the Halloween piece. I just don’t have time to do it all anymore!

  • Diane Conway

    Thanks so much, Susan! Just what I was needing this week!

    • Susan Paradis

      Glad to know that, Diane. I was kind of worried it was too late this year!

  • Wendy Prevezer

    Lovely! Thank you again Susan for great little beginners’ pieces.

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks, Wendy! Appreciate the comment!

  • Wendy Prevezer

    Lovely! Thank you again Susan for lovely little beginners’ pieces.

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