Healthy Piano Playing

Sitting Posture

Our sitting posture at the piano not only affects our overall wellbeing, but it also has a profound effect on our arms, hands and fingers and on our ability to move freely around the piano. The more balanced our sitting posture, the more freedom we have in our arms and in our breathing. And this in turn means that we can also play with a better sound, and greater freedom of expression. The piano stool (bench) When sitting, it’s important to have a comfortable seat, ideally with a flat base with a small amount of padding. An adjustable stool allows...

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