15 Easy Disney Songs your Child can Play on the Piano7 min read
Learning a new instrument has its highs and lows for everyone, especially for children. Maybe your child is naturally gifted with the ability to play the piano, or maybe you just want him/her to learn a new skill from a young age. Either way, if your child is a beginner at the piano, there are definitely going to be times that feel challenging and easy to give up. However, in order for this to not happen, you need to keep motivating and encouraging your child to keep going. Reassuring them that they’re doing great especially when they hit a few hard bumps along the way will really help to boost their confidence.
But apart from giving them moral support, another helpful idea you can adopt is to pick easy songs for them to learn and play. Songs that are well-known and loved by kids but also super easy to play, will help to encourage them to go on and not get discouraged. And what better songs to pick than Walt Disney itself?
Disney is loved by one and all around the globe, especially children. And the only thing better than Disney is its songs!
15 easy Disney songs that your child can play on the piano are:
- Circle of Life (from The Lion King)
- Let it Go (from Frozen)
- I See the Light (from Tangled)
- Part of your World (from The Little Mermaid)
- Remember me (from Coco)
- Cruella de Vil (from 101 Dalmatians)
- Le Festin (from Ratatouille)
- Beauty and the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast)
- A Whole New World (from Aladdin)
- When you Wish upon a Star (from Pinocchio)
- Un Poco Loco (from Coco)
- Can you Feel the Love Tonight? (from The Lion King)
- The World es Mi Familia (from Coco)
- Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas)
- You’ve Got a Friend in Me (from Toy Story)
Although this is not the ultimate list of songs and there will be many more out there that your child will be able to play based on his/her skills, we’ve picked these songs as they are from famous Disney films that are adored by many children and are quite easy to play.
Circle of Life
Everyone loves The Lion King and Circle of Life is literally the song that opens the film. With lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John as its composer, Circle of Life is one of those songs that could actually give you goosebumps because of how good it is! Learning to play this song is an absolute delight and will be really fun for your child.
Let it Go
Irrespective of whether you are a child or an adult, if you love Disney there is no doubt that you probably know all the lyrics to this famous song from the 2013 film Frozen. ‘Let it Go’ is written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, composed by Robert Lopez and sung by Indina Menzel. The song is sung by the character Elsa with great passion and was a huge hit among both kids and adults as soon as it was released.
Even though the movie came out a few years ago, this is arguably still one of the most popular Disney songs at the moment. Although the original piano version of the song is not very easy to play, there are various simplified versions available that your child will absolutely love.
I See the Light
I See the Light is from the animated feature film Tangled that was released in 2010. It is written by the composer Alan Menken and the lyricist Glenn Slater, and shows the blossoming romantic relationship between Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. It is a beautiful song and effortless to play on the piano.
Part of your World
This song is from the beloved animated film The Little Mermaid and was composed by Alan Menken. In the movie it is sung by the character Ariel and the voice is actually that of Jodi Benson. This song is extremely easy to play on the piano and it is also popular among the kids.
Another song from Coco, Remember Me is extremely soul-touching and emotional. It has deeper implications that will stay with you for a while. It is written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and won Best Original Song in 2018 at the 90th Academy Awards. Although it is a relatively slower song, it is easy to play on the piano and one that will help your child in their progress.
Cruella de Vil
This is the personal anthem as well as the theme song of the character Cruella de Vil in both the animated film and the live-action remake 101 Dalmatians. It is composed by Mel Leven and is quite a catchy number. Not very difficult to pick up, this song is another great addition to your child’s bag of songs.
Le Festin is French for “The Feast”. This is a song from the animated film Ratatouille that was released in 2007 and centered around the journey and adventures of a rat named Remy. Ratatouille is a brilliant movie and its songs have much meaning in them. This song talks about the joys and sorrows that life has to offer. Your child will definitely enjoy learning to play this one.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast is the theme song for the film of the same name. This is another song composed by Alan Menken and it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992. Beauty and the Beast is a slow song that your child will be able to learn with ease.
A Whole New World
Another song composed by Alan Menken with lyrics from Tim Rice, A Whole New World features in the infamous Aladdin. It is a duet sung by the animated film’s main characters Aladdin and Jasmine. This is a great song for kids who are new learners of the piano.
When you Wish upon a Star
When you Wish upon a Star was written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline for Pinocchio. The song is about how dreams can actually come true, as Pinocchio – a wooden doll – transforms into a real boy. Tell your child that his dreams can also come true and encourage him as he tries his hands at this song on the piano.
Un Poco Loco
Un Poco Loco is a song from Coco that was released in 2017. Coco is an adorable movie about family at its core. Not only did the film highlight important lessons but also brought us amazing songs. Un Poco Loco is a song that is incredibly joyous and has a catchy tune that kids love. It is composed by Gael Garcia Bernal and Anthony Gonzalez and is another easy song to learn and play on the piano.
Can you Feel the Love Tonight?
Another beloved song from The Lion King, Can you feel the love tonight was composed by Elton John. The song has won a number of awards and continues to touch hearts even today. Encourage your child to fall in love with the piano as he progresses by learning to play these classic Disney songs.
The World es Mi Familia
Another song from the film Coco, ‘The World Es Mi Familia’ reinstates the importance of family. This is a Huapango-inspired song that is composed by Germaine Franco. It is as easy to play this song as it is to sing it.
Colors of the Wind
Colors of the Wind is the theme song of Pocahontas and a tribute to nature. Written by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Movie among others. Various piano versions of this song will help your child pick it up with ease.
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
You’ve Got a Friend in Me is another well-known song from the Disney-Pixar movie Toy Story released in 1995. The song was nominated for a number of awards and has been covered numerous times. There are different versions to help you play the song on the piano. This is another song loved by both children and adults and we hope you and your child enjoy it during the learning process.
We hope your child will love to play these songs on the piano as much as the child in us loves Disney! Don’t forget to keep encouraging your kids and cheering them on to explore new things on their instrument. But most importantly, remind them to just have fun on their journey of learning!