Play It! Children's Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard

Play It! Children's Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard

by Jennifer Kemmeter, Antimo Marrone

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Overview

A fun and easy way to learn to play the piano or keyboard, with helpful instruction on classic and favorite songs.

Written by the author of the best-selling Build It! series in collaboration with an experienced piano teacher, the Play It! books teach how to play the piano or keyboard in a simple, effective way. Using color-coded notes and character icons, the books include piano sheets of popular and favorite songs as well as a primer on how to read sheet music and some basic techniques. For beginners ages 5 and up, Play It! is the perfect companion on your musical journey.


Features classic songs like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Greensleeves." Piano labels are included inside the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513262451
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Play It! Series
Pages: 66
Sales rank: 470,972
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Kemmeter is a designer and publisher, as well as the author and creator of the best-selling Build It! series, easy and fun LEGO® books with creative building projects for young kids. Her new Play It! series focuses on teaching beginners how to read sheet music and play the piano or keyboard. Through books, she seeks to develop image-based tools to aid children in developing logical and creative approaches to independent problem solving. Jennifer lives in London, England, with twin sons who fill her home with their own piano education.

Antimo Marrone earned a Masters degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and has taught piano in Italy and the United Kingdom since 2000. He has instructed students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in technique, music theory, improvisation, composition, and history. Antimo is passionate about developing innovative techniques to help students learn more effectively and become more motivated, and seeks to apply this passion to his love of music and piano.

Read an Excerpt

Includes these songs:


  1. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  2. Oh When the Saints Go Marching In
  3. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  4. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  5. Clock Chimes
  6. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  7. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  8. Skip to My Lou
  9. This Land is Your Land
  10. London Bridge is Falling Down
  11. Are You Sleeping?
  12. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  13. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
  14. For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
  15. Oh! Susanna
  16. If You’re Happy and You Know It
  17. Three Blind Mice
  18. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  19. Hickory Dickory Dock
  20. The Wheels on the Bus
  21. I’m a Little Teapot
  22. B-I-N-G-O
  23. The Muffin Man
  24. Pop Goes the Weasel
  25. Happy Birthday To You
  26. Five Little Ducks
  27. Home on the Range
  28. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  29. She’ll Be Comin’; Round the Mountain
  30. The Grand Old Duke of York
  31. The Man on the Flying Trapeze
  32. Hot Cross Buns
  33. Daisy Bell
  34. America the Beautiful
  35. Greensleeves

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"I wanted my twin sons to learn piano but traditional methods proved frustrating and intimidating, so Antimo and I created this beginner piano book series for young children that uses color coded notes and icons to make learning fun and easy."

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