Piano Sheet Music for Kids
and Vocal Round
Piano sheet music for kids "Kookaburra" is one of those famous songs a lot of us remember from childhood! From Australia, this song is also a very fun round to sing (see far down the page) - now it is offered in the key of C as well as D.
Part of the fun of this kids' song is just saying the word "Kookaburra!" several times and wondering what a "king of the bush" might be. Download this free round for singers, or a piano version in two keys.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
Now, there are slight variations on the tune, as seems to be the case with all folk melodies. This is my favorite version of it; I hope you like it too!
Here is a duo called "The Mudcakes":
There will be some tricky fingering needed to make the left hand of this arrangement skip along. The harmony is so pretty, though, that it is worth a bit of extra work.
I prefer the song in the key of D. It sounds fresher, somehow.
I remember years ago in college, a group of music students (myself among them) glowering at a science professor, in one of those required classes for music majors called "Physics of Sound".
He informed us that there was no difference in the way songs sounded if you transposed from one key to another... that musicians who said so were just IMAGINING things.
No difference! Hah!
Talk about the difference between science and art -- he spoke with the air of one who was dispelling superstitions. We musicians were the superstitious adherents of myth.
Now here is a second, more vigorous arrangement of Kookaburra.
It is only in the key of D.
There is more movement in the left hand; however, it is all chords, so it may prove to be easier than the other for your students.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
Here's what a kookaburra looks like -- a lovely little bird:
And here is the vocal round, now in 2 keys, which I adored when I was a kid. I hope your vocal students like it too!
The links for the piano music:
Download Kookaburra in the key of C
Download piano sheet music for kids Kookaburra in D
Download left hand split chords version of Kookaburra
The links for the vocal round, in 2 keys:
Download free Kookaburra vocal round in D, shown
Download Kookaburra round for kids in the key of C
Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church? Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!
Deep in the Heart of Texas, sheet music for piano duet partners. EASY primo and accessible secondo with bouncy chords make this a VERY FUN DUET!
Beginner piano songs for young kids are even EASIER when the tune is familiar, and the words are fun or even silly! "Found a Peanut" fits the bill.
God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, now with two new versions. This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.
The Ants Go Marching lyrics & sheet music for beginning piano. This lead sheet is EASY to read, with a single melody line and chord symbols. Very fun!
Chopsticks music is easy to play by rote - incorrectly! Sharpen up your students' abilities with duet & solo sheets showing chords & accurate melodies.
Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler's "The Princess Bride" movie soundtrack music is one of the prettiest movie themes ever. Now in the key of Am/C as well as Bm/D!
What Do You Do with a GRUMPY (or Drunken) Sailor, now with an EASY lead sheet! Free printable piano music that may be your student's favorite for a long time!
The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies is an exciting song for your singers! Your piano players will like it too. It is an old song, with a catchy melody easy to learn.
Easy piano sheet music FREE, The Snake Charmer, now with an easier-to-read arrangement just for young, socially distant students! Mysterious-sounding & FUN.
A journal of adapting day by day to social distance as a music teacher - how to easily teach piano, voice, guitar by phone or laptop?
Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
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