11 Easy Piano Songs For Kids
Introducing some piano tunes for kids is an excellent method to get your youngster interested in playing the piano. Your child may begin learning the piano at any age, just like any other instrument. However, starting at a young age allows children to learn faster and perform better.
Kids must appreciate what they’re doing when they first start learning. Learning enjoyable yet simple pieces can help students improve fundamental abilities and approaches without feeling like practice. Furthermore, their language abilities will increase because music and language have a strong association.
In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of the greatest easy piano songs and their online video tutorials for kids to learn in order to help them grow and get their piano adventure started.
Let’s get started.
1. Row, row, row your Boat
This children’s song is an excellent simple piano composition for young piano students. It’s common in First Piano Lesson teacher books. The classic piece is simple to learn, the hands are in the five-finger position for beginners, and it’s a wonderful one for introducing the left hand and bass clef. Beginners’ five-finger position eliminates the need to change hand position during the song. The melodies merge to create a beautiful choir sound.
2. Mary Had a Little Lamb
One of the easiest songs to learn on the piano has to be Mary Had a Little Lamb. This famous melody and song is taught to youngsters all across the world and is an excellent first item to learn at any age.
It just utilizes four notes, so it can help you become acclimated to playing in time, and it can be performed in a variety of keys (though we recommend starting with C major). This song can be practiced online on the Mussila Music app.
3. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is arguably one of the first tunes that anybody learns on any instrument. It’s a famous lullaby based on the 1700s French song “Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman.”
It’s a fantastic first song for kids to learn because it’s in C major and only employs white notes. It’s also a distinctive tune that they’re presumably already familiar with, making it much simpler to recall and learn rapidly. This song is easily available on the Mussila Music app.
4. Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday is an awesome pick since it is one of the earliest and most significant songs a kid will hear, it has such a unique meaning, and it is one that they will come to sing many times each year. As a result, it’s a fantastic tune for novice pianists to learn. They always enjoy being able to play it for their friends at birthday celebrations, and Granny enjoys it as well!
5. Old McDonald Had A Farm
Old McDonald Had A Farm is, without a doubt, the most well-known farmyard song for youngsters. It’s simple melody and repeating chorus make it one of the first songs that a child will learn to sing. Because the catchy ‘EE-I-EE-I-O’ is so easy to remember, children may join in long before they can understand the remainder of the phrases.
At the end of each stanza, just repeat the list of animal noises in the same sequence. Of course, when additional animals are added, it might get a little difficult to remember, but it all works out easily if you can employ memory techniques while playing this song.
6. Jingle Bells
This is the most well-known and popular Christmas tune. It appeals to people of all ages, and nothing heralds the coming of the Christmas season like a merry version!
Jingle Bells is a pretty simple piece to play on the piano, making it ideal for novices to master early on. The melody is well-known, and its repeated rhythm and short five-note range make it ideal for young performers with little hands.
Young children can only play the melody line with their right hand. You can introduce the left hand when the youngster is ready to play with both hands.
7. Itsy Bitsy Spider
The most apparent favorite here has to be Itsy Bitsy Spider; even before toddlers can sing the lyrics, the charming gestures never fail to get everyone joining in. Babies wag their fingers up as they ‘climb up the spout.’ They can try the typical finger-to-thumb twisting movement as they become older, which needs a bit more skill.
Singing finger rhymes is excellent practice for speech development, and nursery rhymes and baby songs, in particular, encourage the repetition of vowel and consonant shaping, all while having fun!
8. Baa Baa Black Sheep
One of the earliest nursery rhymes children will learn Baa Baa Black Sheep.
It features a steady pulse and an easily remembered song that is nearly identical to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
It’s also great for introducing the fifth interval and then singing down the descending scale. Children are usually too young for the theory at this time, but it’s still a terrific introduction!
9. Wheels on the Bus
Every playgroup’s favorite is Wheels on the Bus; the colorful motions never fail to get everyone involved!
Little babies can typically comprehend basic and repetitive movements long before they can participate in with the words, while older children can improvise with all sorts of added passengers and actions.
While it’s a terrific song for a large gathering, it may also be useful when traveling or delayed in traffic. For extra contrast, consider adding quicker and slower verses, as well as loud and soft. Children like contrasting opposites and will quickly comprehend these concepts, whether shown through the acts of boisterous children or sleepy newborns.
10. Baby Shark
No child will be able to resist learning to play “Baby Shark” on the piano. Its catchy lyrics and entertaining dance moves made it popular with both children and adults. It’s almost a ritual of transition these days. You won’t be able to stop humming along after your youngster has mastered this kid’s pop tune!
11. Let it Go – Frozen
Sometimes performing their favorite tunes is the greatest approach to get kids interested in playing the piano. “Let it Go” is an Oscar-nominated song from the Disney film Frozen. It’s a song about being oneself in the most genuine way possible.
When children first begin learning an instrument, the key is to keep them interested. And although it is critical to ensure that they acquire the right theory and technique, it is equally critical to ensure that they have fun and appreciate the experience of playing pieces that they wish to play for themselves and others.
Mussila Music can help improve children’s musical awareness over time with regular practice through Self-learning or Self-teaching Using Method Books.
We hope you liked the above list of songs for children to learn and start playing piano.