“Shoulders loose, not contracted but well erect”
Before we start playing, it is very important to learn the correct position we take in front of the Piano. Take into account that you will spend a long time with it and if you don’t acquire a correct posture, you might develop unnecessary pains on your neck and back. Here are a couple of tips to remember every time we seat at the Piano. As Maestro Scaramuzza states: “The carpal bone is “the chair” and the arm is “the person”, the perfect piano execution depends on the person being comfortably seated”
Should be held high, accompanied with a relaxed neck. Try to move your eyes instead of moving your neck when reading music.
This is one of the most common places for pianists to have tension, so total relaxation is paramount for a good playing.
Keep your arms lifted, and your wrists above the piano keys, your elbows should be only slightly bent.
We sit on the front of the bench. Our torsos need to move from the hip joint, so the freedom of the hip joint is one thing to check to see if we’re sitting in a good place.
Your knees should be at a 90-120 degree angle, directly in front of the pedals of the Piano. It may take some time to find the perfect ‘sweet spot’ for your bench, but once you discover it, it might be worth marking the spot with a piece of tape so that you don’t need to repeat the process every time you want to practice.