The 12 Best Easy Disney Songs To Learn On The Piano (In 2024)

Written by Dan Farrant
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There’s nothing quite like the magic of animated films. And when thinking about animated films, the first name you think of is most likely Disney, who are synonymous with animation. Walt Disney has turned early animated movies into theme parks, TV shows, video games, and, of course, more movies.

One of the things that set Disney apart is its dedication to music with the songs and soundtracks of its movies instantly recognizable and one of the reasons why the Disney franchise is loved by people of all ages.

In this post, we’re going to look at 12 of the best easy Disney songs to learn on the piano, no matter your age. Let’s get started with one of the more recent ones from Frozen.

1. Let It Go – Frozen

It is almost an absolute certainty that you have heard the first song on our list before.

Regardless of whether you have seen the movie or not, you have probably heard ‘Let it Go‘ on the radio or sung by small children somewhere or other.

But, the best part is that you can also play this beautiful piece on the piano. It was a massive hit for not only children but also adults.

The person responsible for the song in the movie, Idina Menzel, has even performed the song live countless times.

If you are interested in playing an easy arrangement of this piece, take a look at a copy of the sheet music.

2. The Circle of Life – The Lion King

The Circle of Life‘ is easily one of the most famous Disney songs of all time. Disney composer Elton John, who wrote it, also sang it himself, and the song immediately shot up the mainstream pop charts.

People of all ages love The Lion King, and this movie is one of the staples at the Disney franchise. Now, you can learn how to play one of the most popular songs from Disney for yourself.

The Circle of Life‘ is a relatively straightforward song, and you will probably have everyone in the room singing along to your piano playing immediately.

This is a Disney classic for a reason, and so is a great option for anyone to learn.

3. You’ll Be In My Heart – Tarzan

Tarzan is another Disney classic with multiple pieces from this movie that shot up the charts.

Phil Collins, of the band Genesis, was responsible for the music, and there is a good chance that you have heard many of these songs already.

You’ll Be in my Heart‘ and ‘Strangers Like Me‘ are some of the most popular songs to come from this movie. 

If you want to learn these songs for yourself, you may want to start with the slower-paced ‘You’ll Be in my Heart‘.

It shot up the pop charts when the movie was released, and you can learn how to play it as well.

4. Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas

Pocahontas is one of the most famous Disney movies of all time. The story takes a popular tale from Colonial times and turns it into a beautiful movie.

The movie won the Academy Award for the best music, and ‘Colors of the Wind‘ is one of the big reasons why.

The instant you start playing this piece, there will probably be a lot of memories that come flooding back. Images from the movie will probably start to run through your head. 

The best part is that you do not need to be an expert pianist to learn how to play this piece.

5. How Far I’ll Go – Moana

Moana is one of the more recent Disney movies, but it was also a massive hit.

Even though there are a lot of songs from this movie you may want to play, arguably the best one is called ‘How Far I’ll Go‘.

You probably envision yourself tackling the waves of the Pacific Ocean as you listen to this song as well.

Even though there are certainly more challenging arrangements for this piece, you may be looking for an easier option and there are lots available. This makes it a great piano song for kids to learn

There is a good chance that you will wow your family members and friends. 

6. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book

There is no movie in the Disney franchise like The Jungle Book. It was recently remade into a live-action movie, and it remains one of the most popular hits from the Disney animated lineup.

There are a lot of fantastic songs from this movie, but one of the most popular ones is called ‘The Bare Necessities‘.

The instant you start playing the song, you will envision yourself walking through the woods with your own animal friends. Give it a try for yourself.

7. We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Encanto

Here is a fantastic song from Encanto, which is one of the most recent Disney films that just came out.

If you are looking for something popular that younger children can relate to, you may want to try ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno‘ from the new movie Encanto.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you may want to do so. You will immediately fall in love with this song.

8. A Whole New World – Aladdin

Ah, this piece is absolutely a Disney classic. Aladdin is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, and the song ‘A Whole New World‘ is instantly recognizable.

There are countless exceptional singers who have performed the song as part of a duet. Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson, and Regina Belle are just a few of the names that come to mind.

If you have friends and family members who want to sing this song, you should be the pianist who accompanies them.

The sheet music arrangement of this piece does not have to be that difficult and even if you are a beginner pianist, you can learn the basic melody. Consider giving it a try.

9. I’ll Make a Man Out of You – Mulan

Mulan is one of the movies that was recently remade into a live-action movie.

The original has spawned countless additional movies since it was first released in the mid-90s.

While the music from the movie is an absolute staple, arguably the best song is ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You‘.

This is an upbeat song that everyone can relate to, and you can wow the audience with your rendition of this piece.

10. Under The Sea – The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is another favorite Disney classic that’s been popular for a number of years.

There are numerous songs from this movie that you might want to learn how to play on the piano for yourself but ‘Under the Sea‘ is a great place to start.

It is happy, upbeat, and will instantly get everyone singing along.

11. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast

Another Disney film that has recently been made into a remake is Beauty and the Beast is a Disney classic for a reason.

There are a lot of songs from this movie that you can learn how to play on the piano, but one of the upbeat ones you might want to learn is called ‘Be Our Guest‘.

There is even a famous restaurant at the famous Walt Disney World Resort that draws from this song.

It may take a bit of practice to get the notes down, but you can certainly try it for yourself.

12. Once Upon a Dream – Sleeping Beauty

And finally, Sleeping Beauty is one of the oldest Disney movies out there, but it is still one of the most popular.

The movie itself was released in the late 1950s, and it is still heavily represented throughout modern Disney productions.

One of the most popular songs from the movie is called ‘Once Upon a Dream‘.

There is a good chance that you have heard this piece before, and this is a great one to share with friends and family members.

Summing Up Our List of Easy Disney Pieces to Play on Piano

That wraps up our article on the best Disney piano pieces. We hope it’s inspired you to tackle some of them.

No matter how old you are, you can play some of these Disney songs for yourself.

The best part is that there are multiple arrangements for every Disney song and so if one is too hard for your current ability you can definitely find an easier one to start with as you build up the technique to play the harder version.

What other easy Disney songs are there that we haven’t covered? Let us know and we’ll add them to our list.

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Dan Farrant, the founder of Hello Music Theory, has been teaching music for over 15 years, helping hundreds of thousands of students unlock the joy of music. He graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in 2012 and then launched Hello Music Theory in 2014. He plays the guitar, piano, bass guitar and double bass and loves teaching music theory.