Playing the piano can be a joy, an exciting part of worship and even relaxing. But the piano can also be physically challenging, particularly if played with a little more enthusiasm!
If you are playing piano regularly and make it part of your worship service, it’s important to make sure you are also looking after yourself and playing in a way that isn’t going to lead to long term damage.
The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) has published a factsheet that suggests exercises and best practices to make sure you can play piano for many years to come (or even just to the end of your monthly church-wide practisathon!).
The four page document includes tips on posture, technical principles, adapting to the instrument, practising and warning signs.
Enjoy! And if you find any particular point interesting or helpful, please leave comments below.