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:
Single staffs are all you need for most instruments.
Here's the new GIGANTIC horizontal staff, perfect for the first few music lessons:
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:
No bar lines... no clef symbols... my favorite way to draw notes with my piano students:
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.
Here's the same thing but smaller, with four grand staffs - enough for a short song!
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:
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:
Smaller and more refined staff notation can fit the following staff sheet:
Now for single-staff instruments, here are some BIG staffs for younger students to practice their music notation on:
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!
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:
The BASS clef:
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:
Thank you so much for these resources - I have a small music studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. My kids love playing these tunes.
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...
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. :)
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.
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!!
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!!
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