Piano Technique Lecture Series

Posture and Alignment

The height and position of the stool and how we sit are of paramount importance to our ability to move across the keyboard in a loose and free manner. The shoulders need to remain loose and down at all times, and we should be breathing naturally and calmly. In this video, I recommend Thomas Mark’s book What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body, and outline the main causes of injury. If you swing your arm loosely by your side then swing your hand up to the keyboard to...

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