The Best Disney Instrumental Piano Music

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The Best Disney Instrumental Piano Music: A collection of the best Disney instrumental piano pieces.


Welcome to our guide to the best Disney instrumental piano music. In this guide, we will recommend some of the best pieces of Disney instrumental piano music to suit various occasions and moods.

Whether you are looking for something to relax to, something to get you in the festive spirit, or something to help you focus and concentration, we have something for everyone. Take a look at our recommendations below.

“A Whole New World” from Aladdin

As popular as the Aladdin film was, the real star of the show was its music. Written by Tim Rice and composed by Alan Menken, “A Whole New World” is a beautiful ballad that tells the story of Jasmine and Aladdin’s budding romance. Performed by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga, the song is truly timeless.

“Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast

The song was composed by Alan Menken with lyrics written by Howard Ashman, originally recorded by American actor Jerry Orbach in his role as Lumiere in Disney’s 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast. It was also sung by Robby Benson as the Beast. A pop version of the song was included on Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas soundtrack album, recorded by British electronic musician Richard Stoltzman and released on November 12, 1996. In 1998, Canadian singer Celine Dion and American singer Peabo Bryson covered the song for another soundtrack album, Disney’s Wedding Songs.

In 2011, a new version of “Be Our Guest” was included in Beauty and the Beast 3D, performed by American Idol season 10 finalist Paul McDonald and American Idol season 11 winner Jessica Sanchez. The song has been well received by music critics and nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992 which it lost to “Beauty and the Beast” sung by Angela Lansbury.

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King

Disney’s “The Lion King” is one of the most popular films of all time, and its soundtrack is just as beloved. The film’s theme song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” is a beautiful ballad that has been covered by many artists over the years. But there’s something about the original version, performed by Elton John, that just can’t be beat.

If you’re looking for the perfect piece of Disney music to play on the piano, look no further than “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” This lovely tune is sure to please any Disney fan, young or old.

“Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas

One of the most beautiful ballads ever written for a Disney movie, “Colors of the Wind” is the perfect choice for a piano instrumental. The lyrics are about respecting and appreciating nature, and the music reflects that sentiment perfectly. The melody is simple and elegant, and the chords are pleasantly complex. This is a great song to use as background music for any type of event.

“Friend like Me” from Aladdin

“Friend like Me” is a song from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. The song was written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and originally performed by the film’s Genie character, Robin Williams.

The instrumental version of the song appears on the film’s official soundtrack album, as well as on several piano compilations. It has been covered by a number of artists, including Michael Crawford, Jackie Evancho, and John Legend.

The instrumental piano version of “Friend like Me” is a popular choice for background music in a variety of settings, including weddings, parties, and other special occasions. It is also a popular choice for use in YouTube videos and other online content.

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is a song from Disney’s 1998 animated feature film Mulan. The song was written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, and was performed by Donny Osmond. The song is a motivating anthem that encourages its listeners to be the best that they can be. It is one of the most popular songs from the film, and has been covered by many artists.

“Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid

One of the most popular songs from The Little Mermaid, “Kiss the Girl” is a perfect choice for your next Disney piano cover.

This tune has been stuck in our heads since we first watched the movie, and it’s easy to see why. The melody is instantly catchy, and it’s one of those songs that gets better every time you hear it.

Plus, who can resist a good love story? “Kiss the Girl” is all about two people who are meant to be together, and we can’t help but root for them as they try to find their way to each other.

“Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty

“Once Upon a Dream” is a song from the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty. It was written bySAMUEL E. WRIGHT and GEORGE Burns. The song is about Princess Aurora and her love for Prince Philip.

“Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid

Few songs are as iconic as “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the song has been covered by everyone from Carrie Underwood to Jessica Simpson to Christina Aguilera. But there’s something about the original that can’t be beat. In this arrangement for solo piano, you can bring Ariel’s story to life with your own hands.

“Reflection” from Mulan

“Reflection” is a song written and produced by MatthewWilder and David Zippel for the soundtrack of Disney’s 1998 animated film Mulan. In the film, the song is performed by Christina Aguilera as Fa Mulan’s singing voice while she looks at herself in a basin of water and begins to question who she is and who she wants to be. The lyrics reflect on Mulan’s inner struggle and her coming to terms with her own identity.

The song was released as a single in 1998, peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won both a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Aguilera recorded an English-language version of the song for her 2000 self-titled debut album. A remixed version by Klaypex was included on the official soundtrack for Kinect Disneyland Adventures, released in 2011.

“Something There” from Beauty and the Beast

This piano arrangement of “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast is the perfect way to add a touch of Disney magic to your piano playing! The piece is made up of two simple melodies that combine to create a beautiful, flowing arrangement.

“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

This song was composed by Alan Menken and performed by Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian the Crab in The Little Mermaid. “Under the Sea” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989, and is one of the most popular songs from Disney’s animated films. The tune has been reused multiple times in other Disney franchises, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Phineas and Ferb, and Sofia the First.

“When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2

This song comes from the scene in Toy Story 2 when Jessie, Buzz’s former owner, is remembering her time with him before she had to give him away. The lyrics are very sad and regretful, but the music is absolutely beautiful. Sarah McLachlan’s voice is so perfect for this song, and the piano accompaniment is just stunning.


In conclusion, the best Disney instrumental piano music are those that are able to evoke the emotions and feelings of the Disney films they are from. They should be able to transport the listener to the world of the film, and make them feel like they are a part of it. The best instrumental piano music will have a lasting impact on the listener, and will be something that they can come back to time and time again.

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