Staff Paper PDFs
Free Music Staff Paper

Staff paper PDFs, free!  I've got all sizes and types here - just have a look and download what you need.

I've finally discovered how to make a HORIZONTAL page with my Finale software, so I am replacing the former single staff page, and adding in a new GRAND STAFF page, also with a horizontal orientation.

On this page: small & GIANT-sized staffs -  grand staff, treble clef, bass clef, and viola clef printable staff paper for your music studio or lessons.

Staff paper is a necessity for a music teacher.  Having your music students write their own notes onto music paper is perhaps the BEST way to help them truly understand, "What does the staff mean?"

Let's start with blank staff paper:

Blank staff paper to use with music students

Download blank staff paper PDF

Single staffs are all you need for most instruments.


Here's the new GIGANTIC horizontal staff, perfect  for the first few music lessons:

Giant horizontal single music staff for beginner students

Download giant single staff for beginners

I'm loving the new giant horizontal grand staff.  My young students like it too! There is lots of room to draw the treble and bass clef symbols they are learning, and the "invisible Middle C line" (a dashed line on which we can draw a Middle C note) in-between the two staffs:

Giant grand staff, horizontal - perfect for beginning music students!

Download large grand staff with horizontal orientation, above


No bar lines... no clef symbols... my favorite way to draw notes with my piano students:

The grand staff with no bar lines or clef symbols

Download the free music staff paper with no bar lines or clef symbols 

Those were medium-sized staves.  Now for BIG blank staffs.  I like using the following paper for identifying "guide notes" (treble G, bass F, and Middle C), and then writing short songs or phrases using just 5 notes.

Blank grand staff, BIG

Download blank grand staff, big

Here's the same thing but smaller, with four grand staffs - enough for a short song!

Piano grand staffs with small staves

Download grand staff with small staves

Putting bar lines in helps piano students learn to do staff notation in a uniform manner.  

Still, there are no clef symbol markings or piano braces, so this paper can be used for 2 treble instruments in a duet, 2 bass instruments, or any other combination:

Grand staff with no clef symbols, 4 bars a line

Download grand staff worksheet with 4 bars a line

One of the benefits of using staff paper with bar lines is that kids learn they've got to confine their wandering notes inside the measure lines. 

It's cute to watch the size of their notes shrink as they progress from left to right, with a whole lot of squeezing going on as the bar approaches!

The staff paper PDFs below have clef symbols and a piano brace in each grand music staff:

Grand staff with four measures a line printable staff paper

Download piano music staff worksheets with clefs, 4 measures a line 

Smaller and more refined staff notation can fit the following staff sheet:

Grand staff with five bars a line

Download grand staff with 5 bars a line

Now for single-staff instruments, here are some BIG staffs for younger students to practice their music notation on:

Bass clef free staff paper

Download TREBLE CLEF music staff worksheets pdf with 6 large staves, no bar lines 


Download BASS CLEF staff music paper with 6 staves, NO bar lines, shown above


Download VIOLA CLEF staff paper with 6 staves, no measure lines


These large-staved staff paper pdfs make it easy for young students to practice their staff notation writing, using large note-heads.  Drawing sharps and flats and natural signs are easier, too.

Here are smaller staffs, to which your music students will quickly graduate!

Viola clef free staff paper

Download free music staff paper for TREBLE CLEF instruments with 5-bar lines


Download free music staff paper for BASS CLEF instruments with 5-bar lines


Download printable music staff worksheets for VIOLA CLEF (shown) with five measures per line


And last, three giant staffs, NOT FOR WRITING ON, but - MY SUGGESTION - for laminating and using with your new note-readers.  Try moving coins up and down the music staff - they should fit these staff charts very well!

The TREBLE clef:


Use this giant treble clef with new note-readers

Download giant treble clef music staff


The BASS clef:

Bass clef music staff, GIANT!

Download giant bass clef staff


And the beautiful and mysterious (to most musicians) viola clef, which shows where Middle C is!  This is a clef symbol that can be moved up or down the staff, depending on the range of the music.  Go get a blank staff, if you need that clef in a different spot!

The VIOLA clef:

Viola clef music staff, BIG!

Download giant viola clef staff






Recent Articles

  1. Gabriel's Message: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

    Gabriel's Message: "The Angel Gabriel from heaven came" is a beautiful Christmas song that is almost unknown. It makes a lovely vocal duet. - now updated and SIMPLIFIED.

    Read More

  2. Teaching Young Singers Who Have No Music Background

    Teaching young singers: what do you do with a non-musician who can't even read their own language, much less music notes? Here is some QUICK ADVICE!

    Read More

  3. Coventry Carol, Also Known as Lully Lullay or Lully Lulla

    Coventry Carol, a beautiful and somber English Christmas Carol. With EASY piano duet parts for elementary and early intermediate students.

    Read More

  4. All You That In This House Christmas Sheet Music from England

    "All You That in This House" Christmas sheet music is a quick-to-learn song I'll bet you've not heard before! Now with a stirring piano arrangement. This is a beautiful minor melody with 10 verses of…

    Read More

  5. Masters in This Hall Christmas Carol Lyrics & Music

    Masters in This Hall is a fast-moving old English carol, with several new arrangements to tempt your piano students! Very few people are familiar with this pretty song, but it sounds like it comes fro…

    Read More




First Music Theory book

Cat:
Thank you so much for these resources - I have a small music studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. My kids love playing these tunes.

classical guitar technique book

Dylan:
Just wanted to express my overwhelming joy in finding your web site! :D Lots of good info!! My wife and I own our own teaching studio in Texas and I am always looking for new songs to teach my beginner guitar students. You've done a wonderful job of providing great tunes with ACCURATE sheet music/TAB! Your web site is wonderful! Thank you so much!! Many blessings...

Dr. Seuss vocal warmups

Krista:
Thank you thank you thank you!! I have recently started my own vocal studio, and though I have studied music education for years in college, a private studio is a daunting task for me. Your site has made everything seem so simple and straightforward and has helped me to really get started. It is so comprehensive and well put together. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge so that music can be shared everywhere. :)
Dana:
Good for you! Yes, I know just what you mean. Every new endeavor requires a little bit of chutzpah -- not to say just brazening it out a bit, because you just can't be an expert at anything until you've done it for a while. We  teachers have to learn how to teach... and you have to start somewhere.

Suzuki Violin Book 1

Audrey: 
I just wanted to tell you that I have found your website EXTREMELY helpful!  I have a young group of children that I have started a youth choir with and I was searching for music ideas and I came across your   website. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

BIG NOTE Christmas Songs for piano

Matt:
THIS SITE IS AMAZING!!
I've been teaching guitar for about 5 years now, and I've only just found your website! (I could really have used it 5 years ago) :-)  I teach at primary schools every week day for about 4 hours, so the beginner tabs you have are ideal. Thank you so much for your hard work getting these on the web, you have made many children very happy!!

Favorite Classics Made Easy for piano







Sign up for "Take Note!" to see what's new every month.





Comments: Do you have a story or a question about music teaching? Share it!

Please note that all comments are moderated, and will not appear until I have approved them. Also, IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR MUSIC THAT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, YOUR REQUEST WILL BE IGNORED. That's pretty much any music written in the last 75 years...

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Bigger stave without clefs Not rated yet
This is wonderful! For little learners, I need the 5 lines even more spaced out - the lines are too close together even on your big stave. Also I often …

Click here to write your own.

Comments

Have your say... Leave me a comment in the box below.