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Blank Staff for iPad or Print

Blank Staff for iPad

Blank Staff for iPad or Print

This is a black and white line drawing of a staff that I made especially to use on an iPad. Students can practice drawing notes, accidentals, and clefs. This document can also be printed for drawing and coloring. So if you don’t have an iPad you can still use it.

Many iPad apps have the ability to write on documents. Over the past 5 or so years I have tried out many different ones. Some have free versions for you to try out. Some allow you to record audio instructions. My suggestion is to find one you like, but be open for new features that are in different programs.

Why would you want to use a worksheet on an iPad?

  • To go paperless and save ink.
  • To store them in your iPad and save space in your studio.
  • To have them easily available when you need them.
  • It’s more fun for students.

If you are in the Dallas area and are interested in attending an interactive morning iPad workshop, send me an email and I will put you on the waiting list.



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Staff Paper Variety Pack for Students



Staff Paper Variety PackStaff Paper Variety Pack

I’ve combined all the various staff (manuscript) paper that I’ve posted over the years into one handy document. This will make it easier to locate a quick piece of staff paper when you need it. Plus, you can scroll through the PDF to find the size you want to print.

There are 6 different sizes of staff paper in this document for all ages and a size for teachers with good eyes. (not me!)  There is even a giant version with only 2 staves in landscape position for drawing clefs and notes.

I also included some staff paper that has really helped my beginning composers. It has the grand staff already drawn in. One page even has the bar lines drawn in.  This helps young students to be less intimidated about writing their own music, because it looks familiar and gives them some structure.  I tell my students they don’t have to use both clefs just because they are there! I also put lines for the name, date, and page number, because, well, every teacher knows why!

If you only want to print one size of staff paper and you’re not sure how to do it, please review my FAQ and scroll down the page until you find it. Save ink and paper and only print what you need. 🙂

This is the same staff paper I’ve always had on my site, but I’ve moved the location. There are 6 pages, and it is all in ink-saving black and white.


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Standard Size Staff Paper

Staff Paper130_10This is the size staff paper I use when I compose at the piano. Your older students will prefer it to the 8 stave paper I posted yesterday. The left margin is wider so students can put it in a binder.

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Staff Paper with 8 Staves

Staff Paper180_8I’ve posted some  staff paper for my younger students that is big enough for their small hands but not too big for a grand staff. I left a little extra room at the top for a title.  As with all of my material, click preview to print.

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