50 of the Best Classical Music Songs for Kids

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Best classical music for the classroom.

Do you know a budding musician or maybe even a composer? Kids are often barraged with pop music and are rarely exposed to other genres. Classical music can be fun too! What child of the 1990s doesn’t remember the Looney Tunes/Nickelodeon commercial set to Mozart? These fun videos featuring the best classical music for kids will be sure to spark an interest in even the tiniest of Beethovens.

Classical waltzes

1. The Second Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich

2. The Blue Danube Waltz by Richard Strauss

3. Fairy Tale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod

4. Waltz of the Flowers by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


5. Potter Waltz by Patrick Doyle

Classical Disney/Pixar Songs

6. Up Solo Piano Theme (from Up) by Mark Northam

7. Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas) by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

8. Reflection (from Mulan) by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

9. Married Life (from Up) by Michael Giacchino

10. Stuff We Did (from Up) by Michael Giacchino

11. Beauty and the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast) by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

12. Go the Distance (from Hercules) by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

13. If I Never Knew You (from Pocahontas) by Sam Yung

List of classical songs from Disney movies

Classical Holiday Songs

14. The Nutcracker Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

15. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

16. Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio

17. Thanksgiving Theme by Vince Guaraldi Trio

18. Somewhere in My Memory by John Williams

19. Great Pumpkin Waltz by Vince Guaraldi Trio

20. Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Classical Music by Beethoven.

21. Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven

22. Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven’s Wig) by Ludwig van Beethoven

23. Ode to Joy (Muppets Music) by Ludwig van Beethoven

24. Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven

List of Mozart and Beethoven Students Will Love

Classical Music by Mozart.

25. Alla Turca (Melody Street) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

26. Concerto No. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

27. Marriage of Figaro (Bugs Bunny) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

28. Serenade in G Major (Looney Tunes Nickelodeon Ad) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

29. The Magic Flute (Queen of the Night Aria) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music by POC Composers

30. Beehive by Errollyn Wallen

31. Be Still by Daniel Kidane

32. The Spark Catchers by Hannah Kendall

33. Dusk by Nkeiru Okoye

34. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 by Stewart Goodyear

35. Nightscape (Inside the Music) by Eleanor Alberga

  List of classical songs by POC composers

Classical pop covers.

36. Firework by Joyous String Ensemble

37. Smooth Criminal by Joyous String Ensemble

38. Let’s Get Loud / Party Rock Anthem / Oppa Gangnam Style by the Philharmonic Winds

39. Smells Like Teen Spirit by 2Cellos

40. Wake Me Up by Simply Three

41. Viva la Vida by David Garrett

42. Sweet Child o’ Mine by The Piano Guys

43. With or Without You by 2Cellos

44. Eye of the Tiger by 2Cellos

45. A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys

List of Pop Covers To Get Students Excited About Classical Music

Classical Compilations.

46. Classical Kids: Light and silly classical music for young children by Classical MPR Playlist

47. Two Hours of Classical Music by Hey Bear Sensory

48. Quiet Classroom Music for Children

49. Relaxing Instrumental Songs for Kids

50. Mozart for Babies by Kidz Party Pop

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Also, check out our list of the Best End-of-Year Playlist Songs.