15 Easy Piano Songs For Kids And Beginners To Play

Easy Piano Songs For Kids And Beginners To Play

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It is never too late or early to start playing a musical instrument. Introducing your children to the fundamentals of music at an early stage can prepare them for prominent achievements. Learning new songs, chords, and notes can improve their language skills as there is a correlation between music and language. Whether you have a standard piano or a funky electronic keyboard, you can teach your child some simple songs to play at home.

Check this post for some easy piano songs for kids and help them learn and enjoy music.

How To Play The Piano?

If you want to introduce your little one to the piano or help them play it, consider the following steps.

  1. Introduce the instrument: Let your child explore the instrument. Encourage to hit a few keys and get familiarized with the sound of the notes or pitch. Do not force them to learn immediately. If they know a song, try to play it on the piano to inspire them.
  1. Locate keys: You can place stickers on the keys to help them locate the notes. If the child is too young to read, be innovative, and place different color stickers on the keys and match them with the music sheet.
  1. Start with a simple song: Start with short musical tunes. Remember, if you push the child, they might give up learning to play the instrument.

15 Piano Songs For Kids

1. The Itsy Bitsy Spider 

It is a classic song that your child would like to play on the piano. You can play along and make hand movements too.

The itsy bitsy spider

G C C C D E E

Went up the water spout

E D C D E C

Down came the rain

E E F G

And washed the spider out

G F E F G E

Out came the sun

C C D E

And dried up all the rain

E D C D E C

And the itsy bitsy spider

G G C C C D E

Went up the spout again

E E D C D E C

2. Birthday Song 

A child taking piano lessons may also want to perform. And what better song than a birthday song to play at every family party.

Happy birthday to you

D  D E  D G F

Happy birthday to you

D D E D A G

Happy birthday dear person

D  D d  B G F# E

Happy birthday to you

C C  B G A G

3. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

It is an easy piano song a beginner can play. Most notes are played on twitch, which makes it simple to start with. Also, locating the keys is easier.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

C C G G A A G

How I wonder what you are

F F E E D D C

Up above the world so high

G G F F E E D

Like a diamond in the sky

G G F F E E D

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

C C G G A A G

How I wonder what you are

F F E E D D C

4. Mary Had a Little Lamb

It is a song that many tutors teach children as the notes are easy to learn.

Mary had a little lamb

E D C D E E E

Little lamb, little lamb

D D D E G G

Mary had a little lamb

E D C D E E E

Its fleece was white as snow

E D D E D C

5. Old Mac Donald Had a Farm 

Kindergarten children like the song as it has farm animals and their sounds. The best part of the song is it has many verses that can be played repeatedly.

Old MacDonald had a farm

F F F C D D C

E-i-e-i-o

A A G G F

And on his farm he had a cow

F F F C D D C

E-i-e-i-o

A A G G F

With a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there

C F F F C F F F

Here a moo, there a moo

F F F F F

Everywhere a moo moo

F F F F F

Old MacDonald had a farm

F F F C D D C

E-i-e-i-o

A A G G F

6. If You Are Happy and You Know It

If your child is done with basics, you can introduce white keys and B flat. This song can be a perfect choice as they can sing, clap, and play.

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

C C F F F F F F E F G

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

C C G G G G G G F G A

If you’re happy and you know it

A A Bb Bb Bb Bb D D

Then your face will surely show it

Bb Bb A A A G F F

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

A A G G G F E E D E F

7. The Wheels On The Bus

Does your child enjoy singing this song on every car trip? If yes, they will even enjoy playing it on the piano as it is a simple pattern of alternative keys.

The wheels on the bus

C F F F F

Go round and round

A C A F

Round and round

G E C

Round and round!

A G F

The wheels on the bus

C F F F F

Go round and round

A C A F

All through the town!

G C C F

8. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Looking for a much simpler song to start with? This one can be the right one for your little one.

Row, row, row your boat

C C C D E

Gently down the stream,

E D E F G

Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily

C C C G G G E E E C C C

Life is but a dream

G F E D C

9. Three Blind Mice 

The song has a simple practice rhyme for beginners.

Three blind mice

F# E  D

Three blind mice

F# E  D

See how they run

A G G F#

See how they run

A G G F#

They all ran after

A ^D ^D ^C# B

The farmer’s wife

^C#  ^D-A A

Who cut off their tails

A ^D ^D ^D ^C#

With a carving knife,

B ^C# ^D-A A

Did you ever see such

A A ^D-^D ^C# B

A sight in your life,

^C# ^D A A A

As three blind mice?

G F# E D

10. Baa Baa Black Sheep

Playing this nursery rhyme is relatively easy for your child to master the piano.

Baa, baa, black sheep

C C G G

Have you any wool?

A A A-A G

Yes sir, yes sir

F F E E

Three bags full!

D D C

One for the master

G G G F-F

One for the dame

E E E D

And one for the little boy

C G G G F-F F

Who lives down the lane!

F E E E D

11. London Bridge

If your child has started learning to play the piano, this rhyme should be on top of the list.

London Bridge is falling down

GA G F E F G

Falling down, falling down

D E  F E F G

London Bridge is falling down

G A G F E F G

My fair lady!

D G E C

Build it up with iron bars

G A G F E F G

Iron bars, iron bars

D E F E F G

Build it up with iron bars

G A G F E F G

My fair lady!

D G E C

12. Jingle Bells 

It is fun to play the Xmas and Hanukkah songs with your little one in school. Let them enjoy playing it on the piano.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

E E E E E E E G C D E

Oh what fun it  is to ride

F F F F F E E EE

In a one horse open sleigh

E D D E D G

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

E E E E E E E G C D E

Oh what fun it is to ride

F F F F F E E EE

In a one horse open sleigh

G G F D C

13. Yankee Doodle 

It is an easy song for the little one to play on the piano. The song includes the zebra keynotes, one black, and one white.

Yankee Doodle went to town

C C D E C E D

Riding on a pony,

G C C D E C B

He stuck a feather in his cap

G C C D E F E D

And called it macaroni!

C B G A B C C

Yankee Doodle keep it up,

A B A G A B C

Yankee Doodle dandy,

G A G F E G

Mind the music and the step

A B A G AB C

And with the girls be handy!

A G C B D C C

14. Baby Shark 

It is the most popular dance song that your tiny tot would love to play. It is musical and simple to play on the keyboard.

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Baby shark

G G F#

Mummy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Mummy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Mummy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Mummy shark

G G F#

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

D E G G G G G G G

Daddy shark

G G F#

15. I Love You (Barney’s Song) 

It is one of the most famous Dinosaurs dancing songs your little one will enjoy playing on the piano.

I love you, you love me

G E G G E G

We’re a happy family!

A G F E D E F

With a great big hug

E F G C C

And a kiss from me to you

C C C D E F G

Won’t you say you love me too?

G D D F E D C

I love you, you love me

G E G G E G

We’re best friends

A G F

Like friends should be

E D E F

With a great big hug

E F G C C

And a kiss from me to you

C C C D E F G

Won’t you say you love me too?

G D D F E D C

Anyone who wishes to learn to play the piano can find these songs useful. These are not only musical but also easy to learn.  If you are taking your first lessons, you will find them to be a good start. Remember, practice is what will make you perfect one day. So, keep playing the same melody on different notes and enjoy.

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