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15 Easy Classical Piano Songs for Beginners [Videos]

easy classical piano songs for beginners

Looking for some easy classical piano songs to add to your repertoire? You’ve come to the right place!

While mastering the works of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven might sound intimidating, there are a number of easy classical piano songs that you can learn.

If you’re interested in learning the classical piano style, start by practicing this list of easy piano songs. Learning these beginner piano songs will give you a solid foundation that you can build upon as you advance in your lessons.

15 Easy Classical Piano Songs for Beginners

1. Bach’s “Prelude to the Well Tempered Clavichord”

This easy classical song uses two simple piano notes in the left hand, with arpeggios in the right hand. It’s not too long of a song, and it’s great to play around with dynamics too.

2. Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” 1st Movement


This orchestral piece can be easily transferred to solo piano. Check out this helpful tutorial, which breaks it down at a much slower pace and don’t forget to use a metronome while you practice!

3. Chopin’s “Prelude in E min, Opus 28, No 4”


This melancholy minor classical piece has a simple melody in the right hand, with basic chords on the left hand.

4. Edward MacDowell’s “To a Wild Rose”


This easy classical piano song is a very light, simplistic classical piece. It sounds easy and refreshing, with simple fingering.

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5. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

This is often the first classical piano song that students try when learning how to play the piano. That’s because the song has a very simple rhythm, melody, and fingering.

6. Debussy’s “Claire du Lune”


Meaning “moonlight,” this classical piano song for beginners is pretty straightforward. You can find many simple arrangements to this piece on YouTube.

7. Strauss’ “The Blue Danube”


This fun waltz might sound tricky, but it is actually not hard to play at all. Check out the slowed-down version above.

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8. Offenbach’s “Can-Can”


If you want a small challenge, this uptempo song is perfect. Try listening to the original orchestral version for some extra inspiration.

9. Schubert’s “Ave Maria”


“Ave Maria” is a must for beginners learning how to play classical music. This beautiful beginner piano song is appropriate to play at many events, such as weddings and funerals.

10. Pachelbell’s “Cannon in D”


Originally performed with strings, this classical piano song can sound very full when played on the piano with chords.

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11. Beethoven’s “Fur Elise”


One of the most memorable melodies on the piano, beginners can easily pick up this piece in the right hand, and use simplified bass root notes in the left.

12. Bach’s “Minuet in G”


Another easy piece that sounds difficult, this minuet is a joy to play for all ages. Because it’s quite popular, it’s easy to find different arrangements of it online.

13. Tchaikovsky’s Theme from “Swan Lake”


Everyone knows this romantic anthem, often played to accompany dancers. The legato piece has a strong melody and a very easy rhythm.

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14. Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy”


This iconic song from “The Nutcracker” is very fun to learn on the piano. You can take it as fast or as slow as you want. It’s also a great song for practicing stacattos.

15. Lizt and Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”


This is another one of those easy classical piano songs that’s sure to please. There are many great themes from this work to which you can learn the melody and rhythm.

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Now go ahead and give it a try! Don’t feel intimated or overwhelmed by classical music – just start with these easy classical piano songs for beginners.

If you’re feeling stuck, you can find simplified arrangements to all of these songs in piano books, such as Hal Leonard and Alfred’s course books. Or you can ask a local piano teacher for help.

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LizTPost Author: Liz T.
Liz T. teaches singing, acting, and music lessons online. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a B.M in Vocal performance and currently performs/teaches all styles of music including Musical Theater, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Country. Learn more about Liz here!

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      . says:

      You can try musescore.com it has free sheet music. It has a wide range of skill levels as well. I have been using this for ages now, since around 2016, and every single one of my piano pieces are from Musescore. It’s a great website!

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  1. Andrew S.
    Andrew S. says:

    These aren’t “easy”. Many are intermediate to advanced. The particular arrangements are simple, but the pieces themselves aren’t.

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