In almost every piano book set I've seen, there are few songs that my students actually recognize. I understand the benefits of that. However, I think that students get excited about playing songs they recognize, regardless of age or ability. If you don't engage them in lessons, they probably won't stick with it. You'll find songs at different difficulty levels in the Creative Spark store. Some versions are color coded and some are numbered. Some are on a staff. Every student learns differently!
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