The Mnemonic Method uses simple sayings to help you remember the order and names of notes.
Step 1: Intro
I had originally written this guide as an aid for my piano students, thus I have kept it short and simple. Enjoy!
I also have an instructable posted for reading notes in the bass clef.
Step 2: Reading Notes in the Treble Clef
Music is written on something called a staff. It has 5 lines and 4 spaces.
The Treble Clef is generally used to show notes that are played with the right hand. The notes on the treble clef are usually found on the middle to right side of the keyboard.
Step 3: Staff and Treble Clef
This is how the staff looks like with the treble clef positioned on it.
Step 4: Treble Clef Spaces
The notes on the spaces spell out FACE.
Step 5: Treble Clef Lines
The notes on the lines spell out 'EGBDF'. Now how do you remember that? Using an mnemonic!
Elephants Get Big Dirty Feet'
The first letter of each word spells out 'EGBDF'.
Step 6: Leftovers
There are two important leftover notes that are often used in beginner piano. These two notes are known as Middle C and D.