You Will Need
- Piano bench
- And good posture
Sit in middle of bench
Sit in the middle of the bench, so you can easily lean in either direction to play high and low notes.
Put arms straight out
Put your arms straight out in front of you, closing your hands into loose fists. Your elbows should be turned inward toward your torso.
Put loose fists on keys
Put your loose fists on the keys, allowing your elbows to hang close to your body, but keeping your hands level with your forearm.
Keep hands & fingers rounded
Keep hands and fingers rounded, with only your fingertips on the keys. Keys should be pressed with the weight of the hand alone.
Place feet flat on floor
Place your feet flat on the floor and keep them flat, unless you're pressing a pedal.
Position chin & relax shoulders
Keep your chin parallel to the ground and your shoulders relaxed.
Channel your favorite pianist—or maybe just get out the sheet music and start practicing.