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We Don’t Care About Bruno | FREE Piano Lesson

Kids are crazy about Disney’s new feature film, Encanto. In particular, “We Don’t Care About Bruno” is the song they seem to love the most. With American actor, singer-songwriter, playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda as the composer of this song, it’s no wonder why. He’s already produced incredible scores for the smash Broadway hit, Hamilton, and In the Heights, and his list of awards is long – including three Tony Awards and three Grammy Awards.

FREE We Don’t Care About Bruno Piano Lesson

This piano lesson from MusicNotes.com and MakingMusicFun.net will make learning to play “We Don’t Care About Bruno” easy. Try each part after it’s demonstrated. Come back to practice with this lesson every day to get the most out of it. Remember to practice slowly and you’ll do great!

If you’d like to print the sheet music to practice after the lesson here’s the link:

We Don’t Care About Bruno | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Want to Keep Learning?

MakingMusicFun.net features a piano academy with piano lessons for kids just like this one. If you’re looking for online piano lessons for your kids that offer a quality comprehensive lesson experience and rates that are far more affordable than in-person lessons click the link below to learn more.

MakingMusicFun.net Piano Academy

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Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber – Composer Biography for Kids (Video)

Want to teach your kids about music theater composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber? This all-in-one post will guide you to the best free and paid resources on the web. Included below is a video introduction created just for kids, free worksheets and piano sheet music to give them a hands-on music making experience.

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Composer Biography for Kids

Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber from the MakingMusicFun.net Piano Academy highlights Lloyd Webber’s early interest in theater and four of his most popular productions for the musical theater.

Phantom of the Opera – Title Song

This video features a clip from the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the performed by Emmy Rossum as Christine and Gerard Butler as The Phantom.

Get the Lloyd Webber Study Guide

Print this accompanying free Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber video study guide. It will help your kids get the most out of the lesson.

Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber Study Guide Worksheet

Andrew Lloyd Webber Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle worksheet will help your kids review the facts presented in the Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber video lesson. Print away! It’s a FREE resource.

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Crossword Puzzle

This free word search worksheet is designed to help your kids review the facts about Andrew Lloyd Webber and build reading skills. Print the Hey Kids, Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber composer biography and the worksheet on MakingMusicFun.net. Your kids will be searching the biography for keywords. The keywords are the words they will be searching the worksheet for.

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Word Search Worksheet

Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music for Kids

The following beginner and easy piano sheet music arrangements are perfect for kids in their first year of piano lessons and throughout grade school. Providing arrangement like these to your piano teacher will give your kids a connection to the Andrew Lloyd Webber that far surpasses simply reading about him. His music also tends to encourage a higher level of excitement about learning a new piece.

All of these arrangements are available on MusicNotes. You can print the first page to give it a try. You can also listen to the first page of the arrangement to give you an idea as to what the music sounds like.

The Phantom of the Opera – Beginner Notes Piano Sheet Music

The Phantom of the Opera – Easy Piano Sheet Music

All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) – Beginner Notes Piano Sheet Music

Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) – Easy Piano

Memory (Cats) – Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Brahms – Composer Biography for Kids (FREE Video + Worksheets)

Want to learn about German great composer, Johannes Brahms? Get started with this popsicle stick theater production for kids from the MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy. If you’d like to dive in even more, I’ve included a collection of resources below the video to help you create a fantastically fun and engaging unit for your kids or music classroom students.

✅  Get the FREE Meet Brahms Study Guide

Get more out of this FREE MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy video, Meet Brahms | Composer Biography for Kids, print the free study guide. It provides a series of questions that will keep your kids listening and learning all the way through.

Click the following link to print the worksheet:

Johannes Brahms Video Study Guide

🔵  More Brahms Composer Resources

The Hey Kids, Meet Brahms composer biography from MakingMusicFun.net is a printable version of the composer video. Your students will find it useful for completing the worksheets.

EXCERPT: Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833. Johannes’ father, a town musician, gave him his first musical instruction. At the age of seven he studied piano with Otto Friedrich Willibald Cossel. Young Brahms gave concerts in Hamburg and worked playing piano in restaurants and theaters to help support his family. Read more on MakingMusicFun.net.

Want to give your kids a hands on music-making experience? Print the sheet music below and provide it to them or their music teacher. Don’t have a music teacher? Give the FREE piano lesson a try. All you need is a piano keyboard with full-sized keys!

Beginner/Easy Piano Sheet Music

Brahms’ Lullaby (Cradle Song) Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 3
Lullaby and Goodnight Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Waltz in Ab for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 1 Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Hungarian Dance No. 5 Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Hungarian Dance No. 5 Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5

Free Easy Piano Lesson for Kids

Brahms’ Lullaby | Easy Piano Lesson for Kids

Beginner/Easy Guitar Sheet Music

Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms for Beginner Guitar Solo (Tab)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms for Easy Guitar Solo (Tab)

Band and Orchestra Sheet Music

Brahms’ Lullaby FREE Easy Flute Sheet Music
Brahms’ Lullaby FREE Easy Clarinet Sheet Music
Brahms’ Lullaby FREE Easy Alto Saxophone Sheet Music
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Brahms’ Lullaby FREE Easy Violin Sheet Music

Brahms Worksheets and Board Game

Brahms | Crossword Puzzle
Brahms | Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application Worksheet
Brahms | Coloring Page
Beethoven at Bat™ | Music Composer Board Game

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans

Johannes Brahms | Homeschool Music Lesson Plans

Play the Meet Brahms Soundtrack

The Meet Brahms soundtrack features FREE and premium piano sheet music from MakingMusicFun.net. Click the links below to listen to and print the piano sheet music.

Brahms Lullaby | Easy/Level 3 Piano Sheet Music


Hungarian Dance No. 1 Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5

Hungarian Dance No. 5 | Easy Level 5 Piano Sheet Music

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Scott Joplin | Ragtime Composer Biography for Kids (Video)

This one of several popsicle stick theater productions that MakingMusicFun.net has been creating to enhance their great composer biographies and music academy lessons. This video features Scott Joplin, an American ragtime composer and pianist. It’s a fun resource to share with your kids as a music appreciation lesson or to include in a music classroom lesson.

Begin with the Meet Scott Joplin video. Next, check out the supporting resources provided below, including a FREE Scott Joplin composer study guide, Scott Joplin coloring page, Scott Joplin word search worksheet, and piano sheet music arrangements of his most popular rags.

Learn About Scott Joplin | Ragtime Composer

Get the Meet Scott Joplin Study Guide for FREE

Get more out of this MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy lesson with this free study guide. Click the link below to print this worksheet.

Meet Scott Joplin | Free Study Guide Worksheet

Print More Joplin Worksheets

Scott Joplin | Free Composer Word Search Worksheet

Scott Joplin | Free Composer Coloring Page

Play the Soundtrack

The Meet Scott Joplin soundtrack features MakingMusicFun.net beginner and easy piano sheet music arrangements that celebrate the music of Scott Joplin. Click the links to print the piano sheet music.

Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) | Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

The Entertainer (Joplin) | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

The Entertainer (Joplin) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Easy Winners (Joplin) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Mary Had a Little Lamb – FREE Beginner Piano Lesson/Tutorial

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a great first song to learn on the piano, and this lesson will get your kids playing in minutes. Find a tablet or laptop to set up behind the piano keyboard, or put the tablet or laptop on top of the piano. Taking the first piano lesson with your kids, will help them understand what they need to do. Pause the piano lesson after every phrase to drill what was taught. Get it right and then play each phrase correctly a few more times. After the piano lesson, print the FREE beginner piano sheet music from MakingMusicFun.net. It’s a good idea to repeat the lesson daily to remind your kids what they need to do, as kids often forget what the rhythms sound like and don’t practice effectively. Twenty minutes a day is the perfect amount of piano practice time, including time with the video lesson. It won’t ever overwhelm your kids, and they’ll make excellent progress as long as they’re getting to the piano each and every day.

Mary Had a Little Lamb – FREE Beginner Piano Lesson

Print Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Print the FREE beginner piano sheet music for “Mary Had A Little Lamb” at MakingMusicFun.net. Your kids will need it to to practice after the lesson.

Mary Had A Little Lamb Beginner Piano Sheet Music

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” Lyrics

Mary had a little lamb,

its fleece was white as snow;

And everywhere that Mary went,

the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,

which was against the rule;

It made the children laugh and play,

to see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,

but still it lingered near,

And waited patiently about,

till Mary did appear.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”

the eager children cry;

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know”,

the teacher did reply.

About “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Yep, it’s true. Mary was a real girl, and she went to school in a little school house that’s around to this day. There’s also a statue of Mary and her lamb in the city where she grew up.

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Amazing Grace | Beginner Piano Lesson for Kids

Amazing Grace is one of the most known songs in the whole world. The lyrics for “Amazing Grace” were written by English poet, John Newton. His words are based on a prayer by the Bible’s, King David, where he marvels at God’s decision to choose him and his house. The Christian hymn was popularized in the 1960’s during a folk music revival. Since then it has been recorded by many people, including top recording artists Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, and Willie Nelson.

Want to learn one of the most popular Christian hymns ever written?

This post shares a free online beginner piano lesson for kids from the MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy. There’s also FREE piano sheet music that you can download and print to practice after the lesson. Dy-na-mite!

Print Amazing Grace Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Watch the Amazing Grace Beginner Piano Lesson

How to “Amazing Grace”

  1. Pause the Lesson

Getting the most out of this beginner piano lesson will require you to pause the video every few seconds to practice what was taught. Without doing this your kids will miss out on the greatest strength of video piano lessons. It’s the instant do-over! The repetition helps you remember what was said, and practice it until you get it right. The great musicians you know practiced in the same way, drilling what was taught. However, most of them didn’t have video lessons to repeat the important stuff over and over again. You do. If you’re ready to be a great musician yourself, and do it in record time, this lesson can help.

2. Count As You Play

The MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy developed a counting system that consistently helps kids play rhythms correctly. Some kids resist counting out loud, and they miss out on the benefits. Parent that take the time to reinforce this practice routine will soon see the rewards.

3. Practice Very, Very Slowly

It would be great if we could play the music perfectly every time we sat down to play it. However, it’s just not possible. That very real desire is probably the reason why kids struggle to slow things down while practicing.

Practicing slowly teaches your fingers what you would like them to do. When the music is learned perfectly your child’s muscle memory in their fingers will take over, and they’ll be able to perform in ways you never thought possible. I’ve seen it happen many times. It just requires the patience to practice very very slowly.

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Related Beginner Piano Resources

Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music | Level 1
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Meet the Orchestra with George – Featuring the Sydney Youth Orchestra

Want to introduce your children to the musical instruments of the orchestra?

This lesson follows a young boy named, George, who chats with players of the Sydney Youth Orchestra. They teach him about the four families of the orchestra, including the strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. It’s so adorable and and easy lesson to understand.

This music lesson is perfect for kids ages 3-9. For at home learning or something to share in the general music classroom.

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More ‘The Piano Student’ Resources

Music Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
Flash Frog™ | Music Flash Cards for Beginners
Music Flash Cards for Kids | Treble and Bass Clef

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Rhythm Made Easy for Kids – Get Instant Success!

Want to play rhythms perfectly every time?

Teaching rhythm to kids is the most challenging thing every music teacher is confronted with, and the traditional counting system doesn’t make it any easier. There’s a complex notation system to learn to read and a counting system requires years to master. The best students will only be able to master enough to understand most of what they are asked to play in their lessons, but far from understand how it all works.

The result is kids don’t often play rhythms correctly and steady beat suffers greatly. Band and orchestra student do far better at maintaining a steady beat. They have to learn to play with a steady beat in order to play together in their school ensembles. Piano students struggle the most. They rarely play with other students, so playing to a steady best is often not considered a priority. Even in competition situations piano students prioritize correct notes over maintaining a steady beat and correct rhythms.

It doesn’t have to be hard.

Playing rhythms correctly and playing to a steady beat doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be relatively simple if you apply the counting method taught in the following video lesson.

Rhythm Made Easy – Play Better Instantly!

Lesson Summary

The rhythm counting system taught in this lesson assigns spoken phrases to simple note values. If kids say them as they are performing their piece, they are far more likely to to play the rhythms in their music correctly. It’s often a dramatic difference.

Quarter Notes – Say the letter name to drill note names as the student plays.

Half Notes – Say the two beat phrase “Half Note” to drill the rhythm name and count the value.

Dotted Half Notes – Say the three beat phrase “Dot-ted Half” to drill the rhythm name and count the value.

Whole Notes – Say the four beat phrase “Hold-That-Whole-Note” to drill the rhythm name and count the value.

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Music Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
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Beginner Piano Technique Made Easy – FREE Video Lesson

Getting the most out of your child’s piano lessons typically only requires a few modifications to their practice habits and techniques. Sometimes the changes have to do with what they are doing with their time. Sometimes the changes have to do with what they are doing in terms of piano technique. The later is the focus of the video lesson included in this post. The video lesson limits the number of tips to just three. When your kids master them, they’ll have a much greater ability to master the lesson materials they’re given each week.

Beginner Piano Technique | Learn to Play More Expressively and Tons Faster – FREE Video Lesson

Main Points of Piano Lesson (Transcript)

Keep your wrists relaxed and level to the keyboard. Keep you fingers rounded with your finger tips on the keys. Practice with a quarter on the back your hand until it doesn’t fall off anymore. When you can do these three things successfully you’ll be on your way to playing more expressively and tons faster.

Are You Just Getting Started with Piano Lessons?

The following links from the piano student blog will point you to free beginner level piano sheet music and free music theory resources for the beginning student.

Piano Sheet Music

Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music | Level 1
Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music | Level 2
10 Beginner Piano Pieces Kids Love to Play
MMF All-In-One Piano Book | Level 1A
Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
More Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
Famous Composers for Little Fingers

Music Theory Worksheets

Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Worksheet Bundle
It All Adds Up! | Rhythm Worksheets (Music Theory)
Free Music Theory Worksheets for Kids (Note Names)
CodeBreaker! Free Note Naming Worksheets
Color That Note! | Free Note Name Worksheets (Music Theory)

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Music Theory: Dynamics for Kids Video Lesson

Want to drill the four most popular music dynamics symbols with this FREE piano lesson?

This free video music lesson introduces children to the four most common dynamics markings that music composers use – with popsicle sticks!

Music Theory for Kids: Dynamics Symbols

This music lesson introduces kids to the dynamics markings:

Piano – Soft

Mezzo Piano – Medium Soft

Mezzo Forte – Medium Loud

Forte – Loud

This music lesson also gives a short introduction to Italian monk, Guido of Arezzo. He’s the guy that invented music notation and his Guidonian Hand that maps note names on the part of you hand.

Want to learn more about Guido of Arezzo?

Biography About Italian Music Theorist “Guido of Arezzo”

Guido was a monk from Arezzo, Italy. (A long time ago people referred to each other by their first name and the city where they lived.) Guido invented a way to teach his singers to learn chants quickly. It was very helpful, and it made Guido famous throughout north Italy. Unfortunately, the other monks he worked with didn’t like that he was innovative, so they asked him to leave and move to Arezzo. Arezzo didn’t have an abbey, but it did have a group of cathedral singers. Bishop Tedald (of Arrezo) liked him, and asked him to lead the church singers. While at Arezzo, Guido kept working on his new techniques for teaching, including the musical staff and other aspects of music notation. Guido is also credited with the Guidonian hand, which became an extremely popular mnemonic system that maps musical note names on to the hand.

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