Easy piano songs for young children
6th March 2017
It doesn’t really matter whether you have a relatively small electronic keyboard or a large professional piano, you can still teach your very young children how to play some easy songs and introduce them to the wonders of playing an instrument. Here are three classics to get you started:
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
This is one of the classic songs that every child should learn. If they learn how to play it on the piano that’s even better! This song is easy to learn because every row has notes that are played almost always for two times. So, the song goes like this – Twinkle, twinkle little star / How I wonder what you are / Up above the world so high / Like a diamond in the sky / Twinkle, twinkle little star / How I wonder what you are. The notes – C C G G A A G / F F E E D D C / G G F F E E D / G G F F E E D/ C C G G A A G / F F E E D D C.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
This is usually one of the first songs that children learn. The version we are about to present is the simplest one. There are more verses in some versions, but the notes are the same. It goes like this – Mary had a little lamb / Little lamb, little lamb / Mary had a little lamb / Its fleece was white as snow. And the notes are – E D C D E E E / D D D E G G / E D C D E E E / E D D E D C.
Its Bitsy Spider
Young children love this song and it’s really easy to play too. It goes like this – The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout/Down came the rain and washed the spider out/Out came the sun and dried up all the rain/And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again. The notes are – GCCCDEEEDCDEC/EEFGGFEFGE/CCDEEDCDEC/GGCCCDEEEDCDEC