Learn how to play some easy Disney piano songs below
Want to learn some of your favorite Disney songs on piano? You’re in the right place. Check out these Disney easy piano songs tutorials designed for everyone from the earliest beginner to students with a few years of piano experience.
Besides beautiful animation and fantastic stories, what makes Disney movies special is their memorable music. Some of the greatest composers and songwriters in the business create music for Disney films, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Encanto), Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, Coco), Elton John (Lion King), and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and many more!).
Are you ready to bring some Disney magic to your piano? Let’s play some Disney piano songs!
What are some of the easiest Disney songs to play on piano?
One of the best easy Disney piano songs for beginners is the chorus of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. This quick and easy piano tutorial will show you how to play the melody. If you have about a year of piano experience, you can try learning the melody and a simple accompaniment with the Level 1 tutorial.
For piano students with a few years of piano experience, try our Level 3 tutorial which teaches a longer version of this song with an exciting rhythmic accompaniment!
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We Don’t Talk About Bruno
Soon after Disney’s Encanto came out in theaters, the song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” became one of the most popular songs in the world! So, who wrote this amazing song? The composer’s name is Lin-Manuel Miranda. He grew up in New York City and started acting, singing, and writing musicals when he was in high school. The first time he wrote songs for a Disney film was when he worked on Moana at the same time he was writing his hit musical Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kids were the first ones to notice how catchy the tune for “Bruno” was. They overheard him working on it and were always singing it around the house. Miranda had to tell them they weren’t allowed to sing it at school until after the movie was released.
Now everyone can enjoy this energetic song! Have fun learning to play it on the piano with this tutorial:
Let it Go
The chorus of this ultra-mega-hit power ballad from Frozen is a great song for piano beginners to play and sing along. You can learn the melody in our easy video tutorial, then when you’re ready you can add chords with our easy/intermediate video tutorial. Let this song inspire you to be yourself and always do your best!
Try this tutorial when you’re ready to learn the accompaniment:
A Whole New World
This classic Disney song was written by Alan Menken, whose fantastic music led the renaissance in Disney animated musicals in the 1990’s. Not only did “A Whole New World” win both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, it is the only Disney song to have also won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year! It’s the biggest Disney song hit ever.
Since this is such a memorable song that most people have heard many times before, it’s easy to sing along as you learn to play. Rather than trying to sight read the pop-style rhythms, which look tricky on paper, simply play them by ear! You’ll find a whole new world of possibilities open up to you!
When Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote this song for Coco, they had a huge challenge. In the film, the song had to work as both a flashy show-stopper and a tender ballad. The first time the song is heard in the show it’s sung by a performer who wants to be remembered as the greatest musician of all time. Then, later in the film, the song is sung by a father who wants his daughter to remember him even when he has to be away from her. In the end, it becomes a song that Miguel, the young protagonist of the film, sings to bring his family together. Creating a song that could do so many things took years of thought and preparation, but at last the perfect melody and words came together. This fantastic songwriting team succeeded in giving the world a simple, beautiful, heart-felt song that sounds great performed in many different styles.
We have two video tutorials that will help you learn to play “Remember Me.” Start by learning the melody in our easy level tutorial.
For intermediate level piano players, you can have fun learning how to create your own accompaniment pattern for this song using a lead sheet, which is sheet music that has a single staff with the melody and chord symbols written above it. Want to give it a try? Check out this video tutorial:
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Elton John wrote this classic Disney love song for the film The Lion King, but did you know that it wasn’t always going to be a romantic song? In the original script, this entire song was supposed to be a comic number sung between the two side characters, Timon and Pumbaa. Elton John insisted that the song should instead be a romantic ballad between Simba and Nala. A little bit of Timon and Pumbaa’s comedy survives in the final film version, but most of the musical number is a beautiful love song that won many awards and has been a favorite for decades.
Piano beginners can learn the melody for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with this super easy piano tutorial.
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