You should be able to reach the keys without leaning forward or raising your shoulders. As a rule of thumb: If your belly touches your piano when you're inhaling, you are definitely too close. If you have to stretch your arms intensely to reach the keys, you 're probably too far away!
This is the foundation for most injuries, uneven playing and mistakes. The arm can only move in one direction at a time. When we play from the
After a 15+ year break from creating music, I am finally returning to the piano. It is easy to get discouraged at how much skill, strength and