Do you know what features to look for an adjustable piano bench that will give you a good seating posture? Keep reading to find out piano benches performing musicians and pianists use to achieve two important factors for a comfortable seating posture in front of a piano – height and distance.
A good height and distance for the best piano playing posture is not the same for every artist, and that is why an adjustable piano bench is so important in lowering or raising the seat to achieve individual comfortable seating posture.
A good seating posture at the piano allows you to move freely, and reach out to the keyboard with fluidity of the whole body that will help improve your Keyboard skills, and prevent long term back fatigue resulting from long hours performing at the piano.
Top Rated Adjustable Piano Benches
Allows you to seat at correct height and distance
The best piano benches are those you can adjust the height so your arm is parallel to the floor when you are playing, and your legs are comfortably rested on the floor. You should also be able to seat at a distance that places your elbow at the center of your body with your hands at neutral position on the keyboard.
One of the advantages of adjustable piano benches is that they can be used by adult and children, allowing pianists with different height and weight to use the same bench.
On Stage KT7800 Plus Keyboard Bench. Comfortably padded with 3 inch deluxe cushion. Suitable for extended hours of play at keyboard. Seat can be adjusted for best positions for kids or adults. Bench Seat Size: 12-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches. Height (adjustable): 19″, 21″, 23″, or 25″
World Tour Deluxe Padded Keyboard Bench. Comfortably padded large seating area with 3 adjustable height positions. Height levels are locked for safety. Made with heavy duty steal for pianist up to 250 lbs.
Palatino BP-120-BK Deluxe Padded Bench, Black. Palatino Deluxe deeply padded seat offers maximum comfort for young and adult pianists. Seat can be adjusted to suit individual heights and it has a music compartment for storing accessories.
Yamaha PKBB1 Single Braced Adjustable X-Style Keyboard Bench. This Yamaha piano Keyboard seat is softly padded and can be adjusted in 3 positions to suit individual height and best seating position while playing. It folds flat for storage or traveling.
Features and Benefits of a Good Adjustable Piano Bench
And other things to look for
Height Adjustment – The primary benefit of an adjustable piano bench is the ability to raise or lower the bench so children and adults, tall or short, can seat at a height that is comfortable for each person, allowing them to achieve the correct postures while planning a piano. A good adjustable piano bench should have a system that makes it easy to change the height of the seat.
Safety and Weight Capacity of the Bench – When you change the height of an adjustable piano bench, you want to the sure that the seat is locked in place, and will not collapse under your weight. The seat should be designed to lock securely when the height is changed. If the bench will be used by children and big adults, check the weight capacity of the piano bench. This however, will largely depend on the material and construction of the bench.
Comfort of an Adjustable Piano Bench – Piano lessons may be in short sessions, but perfecting your skill takes long hours of seating at the piano and practising. You want a bench that is well padded and comfortable. The quality of the upholstery and foam used for the padding have a part in how much you will pay for a good adjustable piano bench. Determine what you can afford and pick your choice from benches within your budget.
Wood or Metal Benches? – Most luxury piano benches are made of quality hardwood, but you will find that some adjustable benches are a combination of wood and metal construction. Whichever type you decide, look for sturdy construction and upholstery that is hard wearing.
Adjustable Piano Bench With Storage Space
Keeps all your music accessories together
Palatino Deluxe padded Bench is a multi function adjustable piano seat that also serves at storage for your music accessories. The wooden frame is solid and will last for years even with heavy use. The seat opens to reveal an internal storage that is large enough to store your piano and music accessories.
The seat is softly padded in black imitation seat that matches the wooden frame, and the height can be easily adjusted with knobs to achieve the best seating postures for adults and kids.
How to Seat When Playing a Piano
And correct postures on an adjustable piano bench
- Your height and distance from the piano when seated determines a good or bad seating posture.
- Adjust the height of your piano bench so your elbow drops freely to side, and your forearm is parallel to the floor as you reach out to the Keyboard.
- The best distance to seat from the piano is achieved by seating at the first half of the piano bench, and your elbow is a little forward of the centre of you body with your hands at neutral position on the Keyboard.
- Your feet most rest freely on the floor for a comfortable posture when seating on a piano bench.
- An adjustable piano bench will help you achieve a good seating posture by either lowering or raising the seat to suit your height.
Video Demo of Seating Postures on a Piano Bench
And why an adjustable Piano Seat will help you
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