Halloween Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

After more than 15 years as a piano teacher, I've learned that holiday piano sheet music is a HUGE motivator for beginner pianists.

I've also learned that there is a tragic lack of good Halloween music for piano. 

So, as a composer, arranger, and music lover, I've put together a wide collection of Halloween piano music for elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels to keep piano students motivated, learning, and having fun!

The full collection has grown to include over 50 pieces of Halloween piano sheet music, with more being written all the time. 

I'm pleased to share that more than 30 Halloween beginner piano pieces are now available to help elementary pianists enjoy some spooky music for their piano practicing. 

Here are the top 10 Halloween piano pieces for beginners (ranging from stepwise reading just on-staff to late elementary level).

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PIANO TEACHERS: All of these can be purchased with a Studio License -- buy it once, and you can print it for as many of your students as you want from now until you retire!  Studio Licenses save teachers tons of money and are a fantastic way to stock up on Halloween piano sheet music for elementary level, as you'll always have students eager to learn it.

Top 10 Halloween Piano Pieces for Beginner Level

I like to save the best for last, so I'll start off our list of top 10 beginner piano Halloween pieces with number 10:

10. Full Moon Tonight

(Late Beginner/Late Elementary Halloween piano sheet music)

Full Moon Tonight is a delightfully spooky Halloween waltz that warns unsuspecting souls to beware the bite of the werewolf! This music will get beginners into the Halloween spirit while teaching minor chords and notation. (Includes lyrics. 3 pages.)

Suggested Level: Late Beginner (Late Elementary)

  • LH familiar waltz patterns
  • Natural feel helps strengthen playing in 3/4 meter
  • RH melody is mostly stepping notes
  • Skip-based LH movement
  • Transposed middle section (ear training)
  • Includes a variety of minor chords
  • Appropriate use of C-flat in A-flat minor chord (great teaching tool!)
  • 8va and 8vb
  • Ledger lines (steps and skips)
  • Pedal (1 line only)

Halloween beginner piano sheet music about werewolves

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Full Moon Tonight" with Single User License here.

9. Hallow's Eve

(Early Beginner Halloween piano sheet music, Halloween music for primer piano)

Hallow's Eve Halloween Piano Sheet Music

Hallow's Eve is an ethereal minor lullaby that heralds the arrival of All Hallow’s Eve. It's perfect for early beginners just starting out on staff and pianists who prefer music without lyrics. (Music only, no lyrics.1 page.)

Suggested Level: Early Beginner

  • Middle C Hand Position
  • Two-hand melody
  • Single notes only (no harmonies)
  • Stepping notes only (no skips)
  • Simple note values (quarter, half, and whole notes only)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance
  • One sharp only
  • One cross-over note at the end (may be taught by rote)

Halloween piano sheet music in Middle C position

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Hallow's Eve" with Single User License here.

8. Gremlins

(Halloween piano sheet music early beginner level)

Gremlins Halloween Piano Sheet Music

Gremlins is a spooky, early beginner Halloween piece about those wide-eyed, spiky-backed creatures cause trouble for machinists, inventors, and the whole modern world. Introduces skips, eighth notes, and sharps. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page plus repeat.)

Suggested Level: Beginner or Early Beginner

  • Middle C Hand Position
  • Two-hand melody
  • Single notes only (no harmonies)
  • Steps and Skips only
  • One sharp only
  • No finger numbers
  • Includes quarter, eighth, and whole notes
  • Optional repeat (to be played one octave lower)

Halloween piano music for beginners

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Gremlins" with Single User License here.

7. Witch's Brew

(Halloween piano sheet music for elementary level)

Witch's Brew Halloween Piano Sheet Music

Witch's Brew is a Halloween waltz for beginner piano with a mysterious floating treble melody supported by waltzing LH ("stirring the cauldron"). Witches of all ages will bring all listeners under their power with this spellbinding musical concoction. (Music only, no lyrics. 2 pages.)

Suggested Level: Mid to Late Beginner

  • LH familiar waltz patterns
  • "Stirring the cauldron" feel improves playing in 3/4 meter
  • RH finger extension (good for interval reading)
  • LH ledger lines
  • 8va
  • Dynamics
  • Accidentals (sharps)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance
  • Grace note
  • Staccato

Halloween piano music about witches

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Witch's Brew" with Single User License here.

6. Creepy Chromatics

(Spooky Halloween piano music for beginners)

Creepy Chromatics Piano Sheet Music

Creepy Chromatics is a late beginner Halloween piece with slightly scary undertones. Chromatic passages in the right hand feel like a spider spinning its web while supported by ominous three-note chords in the left hand. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page.)

Suggested Level: Late Beginner

  • Chromatic scale fingering (written in) for RH 
  • 6/8 time signature
  • Accidentals (sharps, flats, naturals)
  • LH chord triads and inversions (long tones support RH melody)
  • Finger extension beyond 5-finger position
  • Dynamics
  • Some passages look chromatic, but aren't (good reading challenge!)

Beginner piano music with chromatic scale

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Creepy Chromatics" with Single User License here.

5. Haunted House

(Haunted house piano sheet music for Halloween)

Haunted House Piano Sheet Music

Haunted House is a beginner Halloween piano piece that's just waiting to jump out and petrify you. This composition has beginner pianists' fingers taking turns tiptoeing, jumping, and shouting with fright. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page.)

Suggested Level: Mid to Late Beginner

  • Dotted quarter note rhythms
  • Dynamics
  • Staccatos
  • Accidentals (a few sharps)
  • Ledger lines
  • Articulations
  • Finger crossovers (like 2 over 1)
  • Finger extension and Hand movement (not in a 5-finger hand position)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance

Beginner piano haunted house music

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Haunted House" with Single User License here.

4. Hobgoblins

(Fun Halloween piano music for beginner level)

Hobgoblins halloween piano sheet music

Hobgoblins is a bouncy little beginner Halloween piano piece about those mischievous little hobgoblins who put the “trick” in “trick-or-treat”! Whether you're 8 or 80, you might feel a little hobgoblin coming out in you when you play this delightfully spooky composition. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page with repeat and 2nd ending.)

Suggested Level: Mid to Late Beginner

  • Staccatos
  • Accents
  • Ledger lines
  • Accidentals (flats and sharps)
  • Repeat with 2nd ending
  • Octave changes (including 8va)
  • Finger crossovers (like 3 over 1)
  • Rhythm (includes eighth notes)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance

Halloween beginner piano piece with staccatos

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Hobgoblins" with Single User License here.

3. Jack-O-Lantern

(Halloween music for beginner piano)

Jack-o-Lantern Halloween piano sheet music

With flickering eyes like witch hats and a fearsome pointy-toothed grin, Jack-O-Lantern chants his scary song! This beginner composition has bass Left Hand minor melody, black keys, spooky seconds, minor triads, and staccatos to capture the delightfully frightful spirit of the holiday. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page with D.C. al Fine.)

Suggested Level: Beginner

  • 5-finger hand position (C minor)
  • Staccatos
  • Dynamics
  • Accidentals (flats and sharps)
  • Lift (one slur-staccato)
  • C minor triads
  • LH melody
  • Steps and Skips
  • Intervals (2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths)
  • D.C. al Fine
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance

Beginner Halloween piano music with staccatos

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Jack-O-Lantern" with Single User License here.

2. Tombstone Boos

(Jazzy Halloween music for elementary piano)

Tombstone Boos Halloween Piano Sheet Music

A spinoff of the 12-bar blues, Tombstone Boos is a beginner jazz piece that sets a perfectly spooky tone! A spine-tingling jazzy chord closes out this late beginner number filled with syncopation, swing rhythm, hand movement, and more. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page with repeat.)

Suggested Level: Late Beginner

  • Blues progression (12-bar blues)
  • Swing rhythm
  • Syncopation
  • Accidentals (both versions)
  • C minor key signature (Version 2 only)
  • Eighth notes
  • Dynamics
  • Skips
  • Repeat signs
  • Fermata
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance

Halloween jazz beginner piano music

Purchase Note: The Studio License comes with 2 versions: Version 1 has no key signature (all accidentals) and Version 2 has the C minor key signature. The Single-User License comes with Version 1 only. Both versions sound the same when played.

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Tombstone Boos" with Single User License here.

AND FINALLY, the Number 1 Beginner Halloween Piano Music piece is:

1. Dracula's Waltz

(Beginner piano sheet music for Halloween)

Dracula's Waltz Piano Sheet Music

Dracula's Waltz is THE student favorite! Every Halloween, I have students beg to learn (or review) it. Great for even early elementary pianists, it features bass Left Hand melody with Right Hand accompaniment. Dracula's Waltz is a true waltz, with a clear "oom-pah-pah" feel that students grasp quickly. (Music only, no lyrics. 1 page.)

Suggested Level: Early to Mid Beginner

  • Waltz patterns
  • LH melody
  • Accidentals (Flats)
  • 5-finger hand position, but not a common one (builds note reading skills)
  • Steps and Skips
  • Intervals: 2nds, 3rds, and 4ths
  • Repeating RH harmonies are easily recognized
  • One octave jump (last note)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance

Halloween waltz beginner piano sheet music

Just want to learn it yourself? Get "Dracula's Waltz" with Single User License here.

And the Honorable Mention...

I have to give this one an honorable mention, because I just released it 2 weeks ago and it's already becoming popular! I'm sure it'll make the top 10 before long. 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach)

(Easy piano classical Halloween music)

This organ masterpiece has withstood the test of centuries! This arrangement of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for late beginner piano includes many of the major themes, and is a fantastic and impressive performance piece. (6 pages total: Toccata = 3 pages and Fugue = 3 pages.)

Suggested Level: Late Elementary (to Early Intermediate)

  • Accidentals (no key signature)
  • Great for small hands  (largest harmonic interval is M6)
  • Some finger numbers included for assistance
  • Occasional pedal and simple chord harmonies give a big, full sound
  • Exciting dynamic contrast
  • Fermatas
  • Presto triplets shared between hands (much easier to play)
  • Meter, rhythms, and note values simplified for easier reading
  • Hands occasionally switch clefs (LH treble, RH bass)

Beginner piano classical music for Halloween

Whether you're a beginner pianist yourself or a piano teacher looking for beginner Halloween music for your students, I hope this list has been helpful! If you have any questions or if you can't find what you're looking for, contact me anytime. I'm happy to make you custom Halloween piano music for any level. 

Find more Halloween piano sheet music for elementary level here. 

Find more Halloween piano sheet music for all levels here.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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