Dancing Cows


(5 customer reviews)

Dancing Cows is a hilarious Rote and Reading™ song that explores keyboard topography, chromaticism, and even transposing in a very easy way.


Bundle: Dancing Cows + A Piggy Pet | Farm Animal Piano PieceFor more savings, click here to buy the discounted bundle!

Studio Use License – This piece comes with a studio license and is a fantastic value as this can be used for as many students as you directly teach!


Dancing Cows is an early elementary Rote and Reading™ solo with a teacher duet. This piece has funny lyrics and provides the student opportunities to experience:

  • Keyboard topography.
  • Chromaticism. They don’t have to know what it is, but they get to play both black and white keys in a chromatic scale.
  • Transposing. This is done in an easy and natural way by making it a part of the music. Most of the time when we tell our students to transpose a piece,  it is done after the fact and is often overlooked as an “extra” by the student. But by putting the transposition in the piece, the student experiences as part of a fun piece, instead of as “extra work.”

The story of Dancing Cows

It seems every child goes through a stage where they really care about what people think about how they look. Some people never outgrow this. But the Dancing Cows teach a valuable lesson to kids that it’s okay to not care how you look or what you wear!

Dancing Cows comes with a bonus!

In addition to receiving the music and the cover (always included for ComposeCreate pieces), you’ll also receive 3 mp3s of Dancing cows in a slower, medium, and fast (the performance) tempo. You can send these mp3s to your students to help them remember the piece during the week. But remember that they can play the piece at whatever tempo suits them.

The 1st piece in the new Barnyard Fun Rote and Reading™ Series

Woodland Fun includes Mister Bo Beaver, Lookin' Sharp and Nuts, Nuts, Nuts - By Wendy Stevens

Dancing Cows is the first piece in the new Barnyard Fun series. Each of these pieces is a beginning Rote and Reading™ piece is about a farm animal and can be taught by rote, reading, or both. In addition, each piece comes with a fun teacher duet. The pieces are designed to help young and beginning students get to know the piano keyboard.

We will be releasing each of these pieces separately for a while and then as a bundle. But don’t hesitate to buy them separately at the sale price so you don’t miss the sale. Then, if you buy all the pieces separately, just send me an email. I can get you the special bonus cover for the Barnyard Fun series when it is out.

Want to know more about Rote and Reading™ teaching?

When you combine both reading and rote, you teach children in a way that is natural to their learning process. In addition, the rote pieces (which sound bigger and more mature) will motivate and excite your student while they are having to play more elementary sounding pieces because of their low reading ability.

Think about it this way. Kids learn to speak before they learn to read, so it is more natural for a student to learn to play notes before they learn to read notes on a page. For more thoughts on the value of rote teaching and how long it really takes a child to learn to read music, read: How Long Does It Take to Learn to Read Music?

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5 reviews for Dancing Cows

  1. Tatiana Dvorianskaya

    My young students love this song! It is easy to memorize it and it’s a good challenge to explore keyboard topography. Thanks a lot!

  2. Tatiana Dvorianskaya

    My young students love this song! It is easy to memorize it and it’s a good challenge to explore keyboard topography. Thanks a lot!

  3. Kristin Garson

    My 5 year old student absolutely loves Dancing Cows! You are brilliant, Wendy, for writing this piece! I love all of the features of it! My student told me she tries to dance like a cow herself, and she always practices this piece first! I think it is even harder to write music for children when you can only use 10-15 notes at the most than a traditional composition. It is very infectious too–when I hear it, I start laughing myself & can’t get it out of my head! What a fantastic imagination you have Wendy. Keep going!

  4. Wendy Stevens

    Thank you so much, Kristin! My goal is to get inside the heads of kiddos and I love that you start laughing when you hear it!

  5. Frida

    I’m so glad to discover Dancing cows for my beginner student who was bored playing method book songs. The tune is catchy and the song is easy to memorize so she is playing it with enthusiasm and confidence. Kids love playing jazz. Can’t wait to teach the rest of the songs and games I’ve purchased. Thank you so much, Wende!

  6. Bailey B

    Very cute. Engages the student as it uses the whole keyboard.

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