Halloween Piano Songbooks for Beginners

Halloween is an exciting time of year for piano students, especially those who love minor-key music! These Halloween songbooks feature arrangements and compositions by Jennifer Eklund that are ideal for beginners and late beginners of all ages.

Halloween Piano Songbooks for Beginners

Here’s a breakdown of the three beginning level Halloween songbooks available from Piano Pronto featuring arrangements and original compositions by Jennifer Eklund. For your “minor-key” loving students these books work well year-round beyond the spooky season.


👻 First Halloween Solos (Primer/Beginners)

First Halloween Solos features twenty primer level spooky solos for beginners composed by Jennifer Eklund. These minor-key showcase solos will delight students of all ages during and beyond the Halloween season.

As a special bonus, teacher duet parts are included with purchase for free as a digital download

Key Features of “First Halloween Solos”:

  1. Very easy solos (mostly single-line melodies) with limited hands together playing

  2. Various tonal centers explored (this is not a C-Position book)

  3. No key signatures, all accidentals are marked

  4. Lush, contemporary teacher duets make these pieces great for recital performances

  5. Progressive book (songs are organized from easy to more difficult) making this a book students can grow with

Hear the music (with teacher duets):


🎃 Easy Spooktacular Solos (Late Beginners)

If you’re looking for arrangements that are slightly more difficult than the pieces in First Halloween Solos, this book will be a great fit!

If you are interested in multi-level versions of these ten pieces consider the Level Up! Spooktacular Halloween Edition multi-level songbook that is detailed in the next section.

Key Features of “Easy Spooktacular Solos”:

  1. Ten stand-alone solos in multiple tonal centers

  2. Key signatures are included for each piece

  3. Progressive book (songs are organized from easy to more difficult) making this a book students can grow with

This book has a number of fun remixes of Classical and folk tune favorites.

The “Little Toccata in D” will be a fast favorite with students:

There is also a fun spin on “Für Elise” called “Fear Elise” (see what I did there?)

Hear all of the music:


💀 Level Up!: Spooktacular Halloween Edition (Beginners & Late Beginners)

If you’re looking for an awesome Halloween book that students can “grow” with over a few years time I would suggest this multi-level book! Each of the ten pieces are presented in three different versions of progressing difficulty. Often times, motivated students will push themselves to “level-up” to the next version, especially when they are highly-motivated to play familiar favorites.

This is a medley-style piece that combines Chopin’s “Funeral March” with the traditional “Hearse Song.” Let’s take a look (and listen) at how each version progresses in difficulty:

VERSION 1: (Easiest version; no key signature)

VERSION 2: (L.H. is more active; no key signature)

VERSION 3: (Key signature is used; L.H. is more difficult)

Hear all of the music:


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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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