Watch the video above for tips on choosing a keyboard or piano, for when you begin piano lessons.
Keyboard or Piano Stool height
For a student to play comfortably, they need to sit at the right height so that their elbow, wrist and hand are all in line. Shoulders should be relaxed, with the arm hanging comfortably. They shouldn’t be required to lift their wrist or hand higher than their elbow.
It might be tempting to put the keyboard on a kitchen table “just to start”. But we’ve found that students who begin learning piano on a seat that’s too low, and/or too far away for their knees to be comfortably under the keyboard find it awkward and difficult to play the notes. This often this causes them feel like they can’t play, and to dislike piano. They may not realise why. Cushions or folded towels on a chair to raise it to the right height might be a temporary solution, but many children find they slide around.
Need a quick easy solution?
We’ve taken the “analysis paralysis” out of the equation for you: Buy or rent our Keyboard, Stand and Stool package, or buy a Weighted digital piano and we’ll get it delivered to you in a few days (Melb metro).