Create An Easy DIY Piano Bulletin Board for Your Piano Studio

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Create An Easy DIY Piano Bulletin Board for Your Piano Studio

 

Is your piano studio in need of some freshening up? Are you looking for an easy piano studio board that will make a statement, even in very small spaces? Do you need the perfect way to welcome your students to lessons? Then you need your own DIY piano bulletin board!

 

Why Do You Need a Piano Bulletin Board?

  • A studio bulletin board is a great place to make a statement, even if you have a small studio space.
  • Bulletin boards are simple pieces of decor that are easy and affordable to change out as frequently or infrequently as you like.
  • You can post important studio information on your studio bulletin board.
  • A bulletin board is a great place to share your studio-wide incentive program progress charts, word of the week, composer spotlight, and more.
  • Bulletin boards are fun, inspiring, motivating, and a terrific way to welcome our students back to lessons after a break!

 

Materials for Your Piano Bulletin Board

Here’s a list of materials that I used to create my quick and easy bulletin board. (affiliate links statement)

 

Create An Easy DIY Piano Bulletin Board for Your Piano Studio

 

Print the Pieces of Your Bulletin Board

Here are some tips to make printing your bulletin board pieces easy.

You can see in this photo that the letters for “Welcome To” are much smaller than the letters for “Piano”. Here’s how to adjust your printer settings to make the size of your bulletin board letters fit any space.

Create An Easy DIY Piano Bulletin Board for Your Piano Studio

 

Option 1: Print the Piano Bulletin Board Letters in Different Sizes

  • Follow these steps only if you want to print your letters the smaller size that you can see in the photo above. If you have a larger space and want all of the letters to be the larger size of “Piano” in the photo above, skip to the next section.
  • Open the PDF document of the Rainbow Watercolor Welcome Banner.
  • Show the thumbnails by selecting “View” in the menu, then select “Thumbnails” (I’m using Preview for Mac, so yours might be just a little different).
  • In the thumbnail sidebar, select the “Welcome To” text by holding the Shift key and clicking those pages.
  • Give the Print command (“Command P” on Mac, “Control P” on Windows).
  • In the print settings window, select “Layout” from the dropdown.

  • Change “Pages Per Sheet” to 2.

 

  • Select “Page Attributes” from the dropdown and change the orientation from “Landscape” to “Portrait”.

  • Print the pages: “Welcome To” onto white card stock.
  • Repeat this process if you want small music symbols like you can see at the bottom of my bulletin board.

 

Option 2: Print the Bulletin Board Letters at Full Size

  • Open the PDF document of the Rainbow Watercolor Welcome Banner.
  • Show the thumbnails by selecting “View” in the menu, then select “Thumbnails” (I’m using Preview for Mac, so yours might be just a little different).
  • In the thumbnail sidebar, select the “Welcome To Piano” text by holding the Shift key and clicking those pages.
  • Give the Print command (“Command P” on Mac, “Control P” on Windows).
  • Print onto white card stock.
  • Repeat this process if you want large music symbols like you can see at the bottom of my bulletin board.

 

How to Print the Border For Your Piano Bulletin Board

  • In the same PDF document, choose the border you want for your bulletin board (I used the dots border in the 2-inch size for my small piano bulletin board, and I used the dots border in the 3-inch size for my large bulletin board).
  • Select that page, give the print command, select the number of copies you need, and print onto white card stock.
  • I printed 4 copies of that page to have enough border for my bulletin board.
  • If you want a colorful border, you could use strips of the Astrobrights colorful card stock

 

Put Your Piano Bulletin Board Together

  • Cut out all of the piano bulletin board pieces: Border, letters, music symbols, etc.
  • Laminate if desired.
  • If your bulletin board is a piece of foam board like mine, place it on a table (or the floor, which is my preferred crafting space 😁), then arrange all of the pieces until they’re exactly where you want them.
  • Once everything is in place, secure the pieces to your bulletin board by taping them, stapling, gluing, or whatever you’d like to use. I used FrogTape painter’s tape.
  • Complete the bulletin board with colorful garland or these bold and bright easy diy paper flowers. (You can change the size of the flowers by following the Option 1: Print the Bulletin Board Letters in Different Sizes tutorial above. I printed mine at about 1/6 the size of the original template so they would fit perfectly on my tiny bulletin board. I printed them at 50% size for my large bulletin board which is 3’x5′, and it took 7 sheets of card stock per flower.)
  • Enjoy!

 

Want to See the Process in Action?

Here’s a very short video I created as I put my piano bulletin board together.

 

Have Questions about the Wood Bulletin Board Background?

Check out the details in this video!

 

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Melody Payne

Melody Payne

Dr. Melody Payne is a pianist, teacher, and educational resource author who believes that all piano students deserve the best musical experiences possible, in every single lesson. Melody self-publishes pedagogical materials for piano students as well as piano teaching articles and professional development courses for piano teachers. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. Melody and her husband Greg live in Marion, Virginia, a small town nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, where she teaches children and adults of all ages and abilities in her online piano studio.

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