Popular Song Tutorials

Five Piano Pop Songs You Need To Learn This Summer

By Hoffman Academy Team
Pop Songs

You’ve spent all year practicing piano, working on curriculum, and learning the skills you need to become a better piano player. Phew! Now that summer’s here, we’ve got an idea for you: Try playing some music that really gets you going! The songs you love to listen to, the stuff you find really fun. We’re talking about music that you enjoy on a personal level. The music you’d put on when you want to dance around the living room. Sounds great, doesn’t it? With so many great songs to choose from, how do you pick? That’s where we come in! We’ve put together our top five recommendations for some really fun summer piano playing. The best part? Each song has a great in-depth lesson from Mr. Hoffman, so students of any skill level can start playing pop music this summer. To learn more about the difference between classical and pop music, and why you should be learning how to play both, check out this blog post.

This Is Me

Learn to play the chorus from this incredibly fun and catchy hit song from “The Greatest Showman.” In this easy, step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn the chorus melody with your right hand and a simple bass line in the left hand.


Spark some excitement in your piano playing this summer as you and Mr. Hoffman play Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Once you learn the melody, move onto the second video and add chords with your left hand.

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Learn Justin Timberlake’s awesome song from the movie Trolls. Once you feel comfortable with the Prep Level version, you can move onto our Level 1 or Level 2 tutorial.

How Far I’ll Go

Have some fun playing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana! Mr. Hoffman’s Prep Level version is great for students who are new to the piano. If you have a year or more of experience, you can check out the Level 1 and Level 3 lessons.

Let It Go!

If the summer weather is too hot, cool off with this hit song from Disney’s Frozen! Learn the chorus melody with your right hand, then add chords in the second video.

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