W.A. composer, pianist,
teacher, article writer
Piano sheet music holders
(home made / DIY music stands)
Piano music sheet holders: rigid or
To my students and others: DRAFT in-progress: When I'm next
reunited with my two pianos I'll take better photos and will measure
the dimensions. I recommend waiting until I've got that completed
before you start making either of these but In the meantime this will
help you to start thinking about it.
Most pianos and electric keyboards have very small music
holders that are quite inadequate, so I recommend making much bigger
The first one below was made by for me by my brother,
Lawrence, many years ago. We were experimenting a bit with the cut out
sections but they're useless, so just go for a plain design.
Being made of wood and rather large it's too big and heavy
to use on anything
other than an acoustic piano or similar. I wouldn't try it on a
keyboard stand (see below for a better solution for that situation).
There is masking tape along the bottom to
stop pages slipping off.
The home-made stand sits on the piano's
The back has felt-like material to prevent
scratches, rattles & buzzes. It runs over the entire surface,
including the underneath section that sits on the piano's own music
A plastic (original) music stand on a
The same plastic stand with a home-made
portable folding stand sitting on it. This is made from a business
bookkeeping log book purchased at a newsagent/stationery shop, with the
pages cut out using a stanley trimmer. It's opened up and a large rule
is clipped to it to provide stability. Other clips are to secure the
sheet music scores.
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