video below to learn about proper posture, hand position and arm
position when playing the piano. A script of the story can be
Piano Playing Posture
picture of piano keyboard with the
title "Proper Piano Playing Posture": Correct
posture and hand position are important skills that any beginning piano
player must learn.
Site image of person sitting at
piano: Before playing, you must always remember to
sit at the piano with a straight back. Your feet should be able
to comfortably reach the pedals without having to stretch for them.
image of person sitting at piano with incorrect posture: Never
allow your back to arch over while playing.
of person's arm reaching toward piano: Your arm
should be straight from your elbow to the piano and your hand should be
able to rest on the keys of the piano without having to lean or hunch
over at all.
up image of person's hand on piano: Your wrists
should not be bent so the hand has to reach up to play the keys.
up image of hand holding a tennis ball: Your hands
should rest over the keys and your fingers should be curved as if they
were holding an imaginary bubble in the palm of your hand.
up image of fingers curved over piano keys: Finally
your fingers should be curved and relaxed at all times while playing.