Good Piano Hands
Look at your arms and hands when they’re hanging at your side. That’s the neutral position for good piano hands. When hands are brought to the keys:
- Elbows should be about the same level as the top of the keys (the bench may need to be higher for younger students),
- The tips of the fingers should touch the keys lightly, slightly curved,
- There should be a little space between the palms and the keys (just enough for your other fingers to slip under),
- Wrist should be level, not drooping, and be springy always, not stiff like a board,
- Knuckles joining the hand and the knuckles above the nails provide sturdiness.