Winter piano music PREP to Level 2 — Cheer up the dark, chilly days!

Sometimes the dark days of winter can just feel blah!

But the right piano piece can turn blah into TA-DA!

Just like winter sports make the best of winter, these piano pieces embrace the best of the winter ‘feels!’ Why not make the best of the beauty, the frosty air and the cozy candle-lit hours when we get to stay inside play our pianos guilt-free!?

Pass on the joy of winter music to your piano students!

Picks for all levels!

  • For winter pieces PREP to Level 2 (Early to Late Elementary), read below!
  • For winter pieces Levels 3 to 6 (Early to Late Intermediate), click here!
  • For winter pieces Levels 7 to 9 (Early Advanced to Advanced), click here!

In this post:

PREP (Early Elementary)

  • Snow — Teresa Richert
  • Snowdrifts — Martha Hill Duncan (1P4H)
  • T for Toboggan — June Armstrong

Level 1 (Elementary)

  • White Frost on My Window — Rebekah Maxner
  • Silently Falls the Snow — Beverly Porter
  • Snow Blossoms — Beverly Porter
  • I for Icicles — June Armstrong
  • Snowstorm — June Armstrong

Level 2 (Late Elementary)

  • Jingle Bell Swing — Rebekah Maxner
  • Fuzzy Slipper Shuffle — Rebekah Maxner
  • Hockey Sticks — Susan Griesdale
  • Winter Sun — Janet Gieck
  • Outdoor Skating Rink — Janet Gieck

PREP

Snow — Teresa Richert — PREP

“A dreamy piece featuring irregular meter, syncopated pedaling, hand crossovers, and a wide range of dynamics.” ~ Teresa

Snow by Teresa Richert
Sound file for Teresa Richert’s Snow!

Snow is available in Teresa Richert’s piano collection Just Kidding!

Just Kidding by Teresa Richert

Snowdrifts — Martha Hill Duncan (unequal duet 1P4H) — PREP/Level 4

“Snowdrifts is an unequal duet written for two of my more promising piano students, Madeleine and Sofia. The primo (the younger sister’s part) is within stationary 5 finger positions and can be read or taught by rote, while the secondo (the older sister’s part) is at a Level 3-4.” ~ Martha

Snowdrifts, 1 piano 4 hands by Martha Hill Duncan!

To purchase Snowdrifts by Martha Hill Duncan, click here!

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Snowdrifts, 1P4H by Martha Hill Duncan.

T for Toboggan — June Armstrong — PREP

“Pull the toboggan up the hill, slower and slower. Get faster as you speed down the hill! In a simple five finger position.” ~ June

T for Toboggan by June Armstrong
Listen to T for Toboggan on YouTube!

Get T for Toboggan by June Armstrong in the piano collection, Alphabet, here!

Alphabet piano collection by June Armstrong.

Level 1

White Frost on My Window — Rebekah Maxner — Level 1

“With a delicate ostinato bass underpinning the piece, White Frost on My Window has a lonely, pretty, frosty sound.” ~ Rebekah

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White Frost on my Window by Rebekah Maxner
Listen to White Frost on my Window on YouTube!

White Frost on My Window is available as an eSheet or in the eBook and print book The Color Collection Junior.

Silently Falls the Snow — Beverly Porter — Level 1

“Alternating right and left hand broken fifths on both white and black keys span most of the keyboard suggesting a gentle snowfall.” ~ Beverly

Silently Falls the Snow by Beverly Porter

Available as a printed book, e-book and e-sheet from Beverlyportermusic.com.

Rags To Riches, Beverly Porter piano collection.

Snow Blossoms — Beverly Porter — Level 1

“A charming duet for 2 equal players with a lilting waltz rhythm. In ABA form with secondo having the melody in the B section. 3 pages with a DS repeat.” ~ Beverly

Snow Blossoms by Beverly Porter

The Snow Blossoms duet is available for sale, click here to get yours!

Snow Blossoms Duet by Beverly Porter.

I for Icicles — June Armstrong — Level 1

“An atmospheric piece with the sustaining pedal in simple five finger position.” ~ June

I for Icicles by June Armstrong.
Listen to I for Icicles on YouTube!

Get I for Icicles in the piano collection Alphabet by June Armstrong here!

Piano collection Alphabet by June Armstrong.

Snowstorm — June Armstrong — Level 1

“An impressionistic piece depicting the snow swirling around in a snowstorm or snowglobe with continuous sustaining pedal throughout.” ~ June

Snowstorm by June Armstrong.
Listen to Snowstorm on YouTube!

Get Snowstorm by June Armstrong in the piano collection Toy Box, here!

Toy Box piano collection by June Armstrong.

Level 2

Jingle Bell Swing — Rebekah Maxner — Level 2

“Jingle Bell Swing begins and ends with the jazzed-up line, “jingle all the way.” The repetition makes it easy and fun to learn and yet sound sophisticated.” ~ Rebekah

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Jingle Bell Swing by Rebekah Maxner
Listen to Jingle Bell Swing on YouTube!

Jingle Bell Swing is available as an eSheet or in the eBook and print book Old MacDonald had the Blues.

Fuzzy Slipper Shuffle — Rebekah Maxner — Level 2

“In the winter it feels so cozy to put on fuzzy slippers! When you’re wearing fuzzy slippers there’s a kind of shuffle when you walk, so I tried to capture that feeling in this piece with a shuffle rhythm and popular feel.” ~ Rebekah

Fuzzy Slipper Shuffle by Rebekah Maxner
Listen to Fuzzy Slipper Shuffle on YouTube!

It’s so fun to learn and play! A great way to teach and review dotted rhythms!

Fuzzy Slipper is available as a studio-licensed eSheet or in the eBook and print book Rock That Train.

Hockey Sticks — Susan Griesdale — Level 2

“A fun Late Elementary (Level 2) piece for wintertime! Hockey Sticks is easy to learn and an exciting piece where the fingers get to score a goal!” ~ Susan

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Hockey Sticks by Susan Griesdale
Hockey Sticks, Late Elementary (Level 2) by Susan Griesdale!

~ Hockey Sticks is listed on the Contemporary Showcase syllabus

To purchase Hockey Sticks by Susan Griesdale, click here!

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Hockey Sticks by Susan Griesdale.

Winter Sun — Janet Gieck — Level 2

“RH ostinato figures appear in Winter Sun with graceful LH crossovers to create shimmering and distant harmonic effects. The clef changes in the LH add reading challenges to the sparkling soundscape of this piece.” ~ Janet

Winter Sun by Janet Gieck.
Listen to Winter Sun on YouTube!

Click here to go to the Red Leaf Pianoworks website to purchase Winter Sun.

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Winter Sun is available in the Red Leaf Pianoworks anthology Sprouts.

Outdoor Skating Rink — Janet Gieck — Level 2

“Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, I got to skate on many outdoor rinks. Some were made in our yards by our dads, and some were ponds or dugouts that had the snow scraped off them by hand. Either way, they were beautiful and lovingly made. Imagine yourself on one of these rinks, creating a duet with the nature that you are a part of as you gracefully glide along. Enjoy the sound of the 7ths in the left hand, but make sure the melody is the most important part.” ~ Janet

Outdoor Skating Rink by Janet Gieck.
Listen to Outdoor Skating Rink on YouTube!

Click here to go to Janet Gieck’s shop to purchase Outdoor Skating Rink.

Dances, Daydreams & Dinosaurs, piano collection by Janet Gieck.

Cheer up your winter this year with great piano pieces! Embrace the joy of winter!

  • For winter pieces PREP to Level 2 (Early to Late Elementary), read this post!
  • For winter pieces Levels 3 to 6 (Early to Late Intermediate), click here!
  • For winter pieces Levels 7 to 9 (Early Advanced to Advanced), click here!

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Rebekah Maxner, composer, blogger, piano teacher. Follow my blog for great tips!

Video of the Week

Misty River (Late Elementary, Level 2), an expressive, tender piece that evokes the beauty of nature. From the print and eBook Rock That Train, Elementary to Late Elementary. Or, check out the Misty River eSheet!

Listen to Misty River on YouTube!
Sound file for Wedding Dance!

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