Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is one of the most famous music selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet.
However, the incredibly beautiful Nutcracker Suite is intricate, complex, and difficult to simplify. Often, a so-called beginner piano arrangement of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is better described as late beginner to early intermediate.
With years of experience making countless simplified piano arrangements, I've made for you a brand-new Nutcracker Christmas arrangement for easy piano.
This Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy beginner piano version hits the sweet spot (pun intended) with the perfect amount of level-appropriate musical complexity for a Nutcracker arrangement for early to mid beginner piano. Look and listen below:
Sheet Music Price
Single User License
Sheet Music Specs
Key / Tonal Center
(Early to Mid Beginner)
(no key signature; includes sharps and naturals as accidentals)
(requires hand movement)
(no harmonic intervals; largest slurred melodic interval is a tritone)
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Educational elements you will find in this beginner piano Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy arrangement:
Studio Licensed Option for Teachers
If you are a piano teacher, you can get the Studio Licensed version for just $9.99 and share it with any of your own students. Pay once, use as many times as you need!
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Studio License piano music comes with 2 versions:
Both versions sound the same when played.