Free Piano Keyboard PDF and Music Staff
Tenor Clef and Alto Clef PDF (Put in your email and you’ll get ALL of the printables including treble clef, alto clef, tenor clef, bass clef, and grand staff!)
First, print these staff and keyboard PDFs on 8.5 x 11 paper. Then, laminate them to make the last a long time. Then, find some kid-friendly manipulatives like:
- Hersheys Kisses
- Japanese Erasers
- Dove chocolates (if you really want to treat your students).
- Magnets (not that they will stay on)
Here are some concepts you can teach and how to teach them either in private lessons or group music lessons:
- Keyboard Note Names – Say a note out loud and have them put a marker on the proper white key
- Sharps, flats, and naturals – Say a note like “F sharp” out loud and have them mark the appropriate key
- Intervals – Tell them “Place your first marker on C, then your next marker a fifth up from C” or “Use your marker and start on C. Then move up a third, down a fifth, and up a second. Where do you end up?”
- Triads – Make a major triad with your three markers with D as the root
- Scales – If you have lots of markers, you can even have them mark out a major, minor, or other scale
For added fun and if you only have a few students that are equally distant from each other, you can place a call bell in the center of the students and then have the student who completes the assignment first ring the bell! We call it the “bell game!”
Do you get the idea? Please feel free to share other ideas about how you use these free music and piano keyboard pdfs in your studio or classroom!