Free Piano Keyboard PDF plus Music Staff PDF to use with candy to learn music theory |

Free Printable Piano Keyboard PDF and Music Staff

This free printable set of keyboard and staves includes:

  • 1 Octave Piano Keyboard PDF
  • 2 OctavePiano Keyboard PDF
  • Grand Staff (8.5 x 11)
  • Treble Clef Staff
  • Bass Clef Staff
  • Tenor Clef Staff
  • Alto Clef Staff

You can click here to get them or click on the green button. Just fill in your first name and email and then click the button and you’ll get them within minutes!

Printable piano keyboard pdf

How can you use these music staff and piano keyboard PDFs?

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
  • Tiddlywinks
  • Pennies
  • 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!