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Preschool Piano Music

Preschool piano music should be delivered in the simplest form possible. If possible, don't start with reading music. Find a simpler language, like numbers. The list of songs appropriate for preschool piano music is quite limited.

The best songs are on the white keys, and are familiar to kids. A good strategy at first is to ignore fingering. Accept the inevitable index finger until the child has had a chance to make some music.

The Best Songs

The best preschool piano music is inevitably a song that the child knows. Unfortunately, all piano teachers use the opposite strategy. They start with fake, unknown exercise pieces that are meant to start drilling the skills of reading music. Immediately.

But you can teach all the same skills with songs that are recognizable to the child. Here are some kid's favorite songs, and what can be taught with them.

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB     Fingers in a row

JINGLE BELLS  Skipping keys

EENSY WEENSY SPIDER All adjacent notes

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR  Notes in groups of two

Number The Keys

Since you need a language to communicate the songs to kids, we have chosen numbers. They are entirely familiar to kids, and they can start playing right away. Below you'll see what your piano keyboard will look like with the numbered stickers installed.

Numbered Keyboard

Using this method, kids get a quick and fun start to piano study. Try a few white key songs on our online piano below.

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
| 3 2 1 2 | 3 3 3 * | 2 2 2 * | 3 5 5 * | 
JINGLE BELLS
| 3 3 3 * | 3 3 3 * | 3 5 1 2 | 3 * * * |
EENSY WEENSY SPIDER
| 1 * 1 | 1 * 2 | 3 * * | 3 * 3 | 2 * 1 | 2 * 3 | 1 * * |

PIANO BY NUMBER

We've turned notes into numbers for happy beginners at the piano!

PLAY ALONG SONGS ARE FREE!

Our PLAY ALONG SONGS are produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Castellon of Sesame Street. They're such an important element in making the piano fun for kids!

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