Piano teaching // Batman song and worksheet for piano beginners

Last week, a student was talking about Batman and Joker mid-class, spilling out the actors names like Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. Ok, he was more obsessed with the villain. I promised him we would do a Batman class this week. Here’s what I prepared for him for a 30 minute lesson. WARNING: There are crooked lines and unaligned words/notes. But after all the work I’ve put in, I couldn’t be bothered with them.

Batman worksheet

[pdf file here]

– to learn / reinforce the concept of intervals

– practice listening to the various intervals and how differently they sound

– transpose to 2 other key positions

batman worksheet

Batman worksheet for piano beginners

Batman theme song (1966)

[pdf file page 1 here and page 2 here]

I decided to arrange it this way so that it’s easy for students to read.

batman song

Batman theme song for piano beginners page 1

batman song 2

Batman theme song for piano beginners page 2

Hope this resource is helpful for you. If you used this, I would love to hear how your class went. Leave a comment below.

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Piano teaching // Revvv up time

During the day, I disguise myself as a piano teacher. My mission is to get the little (and not-so-little) fingers to move and make a tune on that giant keyboard-percussion instrument. The piano is a complex instrument. And more often than not, playing on it can be challenging, given that we have all these beautiful sounds in our heads but they.just.cant.come.out.right.

Which is actually a good thing. What is? Hearing music in our head. We are no Mozart. At least I’m sure I’m not. That dude had so much music in him he could probably write them in his sleep. Do we all have music in us? I’d like to believe so. On that premise, I strive to increase the appreciation of music in my students. If my students finish class loving music more than when they started, if they kept singing that tune we learnt, if they’re eager to show me how well they can play their songs – then I would consider that a good piano teaching day.

I’ve been teaching piano for 6 years now, concentrating on Petaling Jaya and its surrounding area up to Desa Parkcity. This year, I’ve set out to revvv up my piano studio with the following:

– be more organized

– play more games (because who likes to sit on that bench for 30 minutes EVERY week??)

– throw Piano Parties

– have a casual recital

And above all, have fun teaching and inspiring my students to love music!

*ppsstt….I know, I know. This is supposed to be a sewing blog. Oh well, Adrene teaches too 🙂