As a beginner piano player learning music can sometimes be frustrating. Music that a beginning piano player learns will usually include either classical music or children's music. This is basically because children's songs are generally easy and classical music has always been a staple or beginner piano lessons. In order for someone to truly enjoy playing the piano they must also enjoy the music they are playing. That's why the holiday season is the greatest time of year for beginner piano players. Christmas songs are familiar to most people, and probably some of their favorites as well.

Most Christmas songs have at the very least a version that is geared towards the beginner level. Below is a list of ten songs that are great for the beginner piano player.

  1. Deck the Halls - This song has very repetitive note progressions. Once you get these patterns down the complete song will come in no time.
  2. Away in a Manger - This song has a slower tempo that makes the song easier.
  3. Jingle Bells - A fairly repetitive song that should be familiar as well.
  4. O Christmas Tree - A very slow tempo makes this song easy to sight read.
  5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Pretty easy note progression. The song actually has the feel of playing a scale.
  6. What Child is This? - Fairly slow tempo with a lot notes that are drawn out.
  7. Up on the Rooftop - This song might sound hard because it's up tempo, but it won't take long to get the notes down.
  8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Another song that is very repetitive.
  9. Joy to the World - Most of this song is very easy. There is a section of the chorus that a beginner might have to spend time working on.
  10. Silent Night - One of the slower songs on this list.

The key to most of these songs is either that they have a slow tempo or the notes are repetitive. In the end, even though all these songs are great for beginners they are also fun to play.