Reading Notes in a Piano

When learning how to read piano notes, an important first step is understanding the staff. Music is written on a staff. A staff consists of five lines and four spaces. Here’s an example of a staff.

Music staff lines and spaces

As a piano player or student, when you come across a grand staff, you should play the notes on the upper staff (treble staff) with your right hand and those on the lower staff (bass staff) with your left hand.