Good Piano Hands

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.
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