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Easy Songs to Play on the Piano

By Hoffman Academy Team

Are you a piano beginner looking for some songs you can learn to play right now? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of easy piano songs for beginners with video tutorials that will have you making music in no time. 

Super Easy Songs for Beginners

These are our easiest arrangements, designed for beginners with no experience up to about six months of piano lessons. Try these fun and easy piano songs to get you excited about learning more.

Baby Shark 

This is a perfect first song for anyone who has never played piano before. This short tutorial goes over some piano basics, like how to find your place on the keyboard and how to shape your hands as you play. The tune itself is quick and easy to learn, with only four notes and a simple, catchy rhythm. Since this is a song that you’ve probably heard before, picking it up will be a snap.

How Far I’ll Go (Moana)

How far can you go on the piano? You’ll never know unless you try! Learning this inspiring song from Disney’s Moana is a great first step on your piano adventures. This simple video tutorial is only seven minutes long and will teach you the chorus of “How Far I’ll Go.” Then, when you’re ready for more of a challenge, there are two other video tutorials in the series that will review the melody for the right hand and add an accompaniment part for the left hand.

Deck the Halls

Get into the holiday spirit with this popular carol that any beginner can play. This video tutorial also introduces staccatos, dotted half-notes, sharps, and repeat signs in a way that’s simple and easy to understand. No matter what the season, you can enjoy the feeling of celebrating together with family and friends with this song.

Silent Night 

Learn one of the most beloved carols of all time with this super easy video tutorial. This tutorial also includes a mini-lesson on time signatures and rhythm notation that you can use to help you play any song you want to learn. 

Can’t Stop the Feeling 

Ready to dance, dance, dance? This really simple video tutorial is perfect for an absolute beginner and will teach you how to play along with this hit song as performed by Justin Timberlake. Not only will you have fun singing and dancing, but you’ll learn about quarter, half, and whole rests. 

Für Elise (Beethoven)

Fur Elise prep

Can you play one of the most famous classical melodies of all time even with zero piano experience? Yes, you can! Learn this beautiful song from one of the world’s most famous composers. This enchanting tune is easy to play on the piano and will be sure to impress your friends and family.

Amazing Grace 

Amazing Grace

This beloved spiritual is easy to learn and play and makes a perfect sing-along for family and friends. Our video tutorial takes you step-by-step through the song and carefully explains how to play the rhythm so that you’ll sound truly amazing.

 

Easy Songs for Piano Learners

If you’ve been playing the piano for six months or more and are looking for some fun songs to learn, check out this list of easy piano lessons. 

Let It Go 

Learn to play the chorus of this exciting and amazingly popular song from Disney’s Frozen. The first video tutorial teaches you the melody, and then if you’re ready for more of a challenge, the second video will show you how to add chords.

Who’s the (Bat)Man? 

Who's the Batman

This super-fun tutorial will teach you the energetic bass guitar part for the theme song from The Lego Batman Movie. Ready to feel the bat-beat? Once you’ve learned your part, play along with the backing track at the end of the video for a thrilling bat-performance!

This is Me

Let the world know you’re proud of who you are, and that you’re proud of your piano skills, when you play this powerful song from The Greatest Showman. Our video tutorial takes you step-by-step through the exciting pop rhythms so that you’ll be able to play them confidently. You’ll also learn how to add a bass line to make this song sound even greater.

Hedwig’s Theme

Hedwigs Theme

One of the greatest movie music composers of all time meets one of the world’s favorite stories of all time in this magical theme by John Williams from the Harry Potter movies. Grab a portkey to transport you to the piano and get ready to learn this enchanting and mysterious tune. If you’re a premium member, you’ll be able to download a backing track to play along with, or you can also play along with the backing track in the video.

Toccata in D Minor

You’re sure to recognize this dramatic tune by Johann Sebastian Bach. It’s one that might make you think of spooky castles and giant pipe organs. It was even played by Captain Nemo in the old Disney movie of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. After you’ve learned to play the melody with this easy video tutorial, you can try learning the full version with the intermediate level tutorial if you dare!

Jingle Bells 

Ready for a thrilling ride? Learn this fun holiday favorite and be ready to play and sing along with your family and friends. This arrangement of Jingle Bells includes some simple left-hand chords in the chorus to give this joyful song even more excitement and energy. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the holidays and your growing piano skills.

Be sure to check out even more popular song tutorials from Hoffman Academy by visiting our Popular Music Lessons page.

Happy playing!

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