Pre-reading Songs I Already Know

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This pre-reading version of Songs I Already Know is perfect for beginning young students!

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By popular request!

You asked for it, and here it is! When the best seller Songs I Already Know was published, teachers asked if I would make a pre-reading version, so here it is! Pre-reading Songs I Already Know is a collection of 10 well-known children’s songs arranged with pre-staff notation for young beginners with lyrics, duet parts, and hand drawn illustrations. The notes are not on a staff, but have finger numbers and note names so children will know what to play. Each song includes an optional easy piano duet part that is written on the staff. Parents and siblings often have trouble reading two hands on one staff, which is how most teacher duets are written at this level. However, these duets are written on the treble and bass staves to make it easier for parents and older students to play along. Please note that this book has the same songs, duets, and design as Songs I Already Know. The only difference is the pre-reading notation in the student part.  

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
  • Do Your Ears Hang Low
  • Bingo
  • The Farmer in the Dell

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

Pre-reading Songs I Already Know is an 23-page PRINTABLE PDF file measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. The file includes the color cover, a table of contents, ten songs with optional duets, and a page for students to check off the songs they learn.

You will receive a link to download the file. You have 30 days to download the file before the link expires. Once you have downloaded and saved your file, you may print it yourself or use a print shop of your choice. Please note that this listing does not include a physical item.

There are two ways download your file.

The email way:

  • Your completed file will be emailed to you as a PDF.
  • Please double-check the email you use here as well as your PayPal account email, so that the file will be sent to your correct email address.
  • If you do not receive your file soon after you place your order, check that you used a valid email address, check your spam and trash folder,  and then contact me. I will make sure you receive your file.

The immediate way: (Follow this link for a visual tutorial. )

  • Pay for your order.
  • PayPal will bring you a checkout screen showing your order. DO NOT CLOSE THIS SCREEN UNTIL YOU DOWNLOAD YOUR ORDER.
  • This checkout screen will have a link with a DOWNLOAD button for you to click and download your order.
  • Download and save your files in a folder you will be able to find easily.
  • An email with the link will still be sent to you in addition to the link on the screen, so if you close your screen, you will also receive an email link.

You have permission to make copies of the music for students to practice at home. Please do not share the electronic files. Thank you for your purchase.

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4 reviews for Pre-reading Songs I Already Know

  1. Mary Tunnell

    This book is perfect for young beginning students. I teach a lot of young students, and they love this book! Thank you Susan!

  2. Mary Tunnell

    This book is perfect for young beginning students. I teach a lot of young students, and they love this book!

  3. Nancy Dyck

    What a great resource for young students who are a little more difficult to ‘hook’. I have students add a P.O.P. flag (Play Often Please) on the songs they really like and a student who only had 2 flags chosen in all of is regular books now added 3 more in the three new songs we have done from this collection!

  4. Jill

    Great selection of songs for new students at the piano. I love teaching this set of pre-reading songs because students are so motivated to play songs they already know. This is a great resource!

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks, Jill!

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