Pianos have been a musical staple for centuries. The piano inspires more than just musical sounds; it also makes for a great punch line.
Below are 50 of the best piano jokes, puns, and quotes of all time. Share this list with fellow pianists or your piano teacher.
While we admit some of these piano jokes are a little “out there,” they’re sure to put a smile on your face.
Let the laughs begin…
Best Piano Jokes
Everybody loves a good piano joke! Next time you meet with your piano teacher, start by telling him or her one of these clever piano jokes and see if he or she can’t guess the right answer.
Have you heard about the musician who leaves a message for his wife? Answer: Gone Chopin, have Liszt, Bach in a Minuet.
Why are pianists fingers like lightning? Answer: They rarely strike the same place twice.
The audience at a piano recital was appalled when a telephone rang just off stage. Without missing a note, the soloist glanced toward the wings and called, “If that’s my agent, tell him I’m working!”
What do you call a goat that plays the piano? Answer: Billy Joel.
B flat, E flat, and G flat walk into a bar. The bartender stopped them and said, “We don’t serve minors.”
What do you call a snowman that plays the piano? Answer: Melton John
What’s one of the hazards of being a pianist? Answer: People drop money in your drink.
What happens when you play Beethoven backwards? Answer: He decomposes.
What do you get if you enroll in a liberal arts program and the only subject you do well in is music? Answer: A natural major
Funniest Piano Puns
There are a ton of piano puns to go around. Below are a few of our favorite piano puns. Share these with your musical friends and have a laugh.
What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft? Answer: A-flat minor.
Why is an 11-foot concert grand better than a studio upright? Answer: Because it makes a much bigger boom when pushed off a cliff.
Why did the two pianists have a good marriage. Answer: Because they were always in a chord.
Old pianists never die, they just adagio away.
To climb to the top of a tall piano, you must scale it.
Piano is not my forte.
Don’t date a piano technician, he’ll just string you along
Gimme’ a fifth of Beethoven on the Rachs.
Inspirational Piano Quotes
Need some inspiration to get you through a tough performance or practice session? Below are some inspirational (and humorous) piano quotes that will help keep you motivated.
“Piano: A cumbersome piece of furniture found in many homes, where playing it ensures the early departure of unwanted guests.” – David W. Barber
“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” – Thelonious Monk
“Everybody told me this ‘girl on the piano’ thing was never going to work.” – Tori Amos
“The piano has been drinking, not me”. – Tom Waits
“When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.” – Bob Hope talking about Phyllis Diller’s playing
“Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and black keys are sad moments. But remember, both keys are played together to give sweet music.” -Unknown
“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts-such is the duty of the artist.”- Robert Schumann
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; toplay without passion is inexcusable.”- Beethoven
While difficult at times, learning how to play the piano should be fun. Lighten up the mood with one of these hilarious piano jokes, puns, or quotes.
Did we leave out any of your favorite piano jokes, pun, or quotes? Share them with us in the comments below!
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