[Menvi-discuss] My difficulties playing the piano

Chris Smart csmart8 at cogeco.ca
Wed Apr 17 15:07:55 EDT 2019


Yes, go find a great teacher!
Perhaps ask people in the music department at your college who they recommend.

At 02:23 PM 4/17/2019, you wrote:
>I honestly can't imagine a situation in which a professional 
>instructor would not be a good path to take! Studying with a 
>professional will of course improve your technique and skills! 
>Kathleen -----Original Message----- From: Menvi-discuss 
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>My difficulties playing the piano His is my 2 cents... My Piano 
>instructor is a professional Piano instructor. She is very conscious 
>of making sure her students do not over-stretch their fingers or 
>hands. The hands should already be in a slightly curled position and 
>relaxed; as if someone is handing you coins. The beginner Piano 
>lesson books usually offer guidance on which fingers to use for a 
>given note. I've only been playing for a few years, so perhaps a 
>more experienced player would have better advice. Jeffrey Wilson 
>"During these days, let us make space for attitudes and gestures 
>that favor peace." -Pope Francis > On Apr 17, 2019, at 9:38 AM, 
>Chris Smart via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote: > > 
>Double-jointed? There is no such thing, at least medically. You 
>might have hypermobility syndrome though. Have you talked to a 
>doctor about this? > > I would imagine the musculature in your hands 
>would get stronger with practice, but I play guitar, not piano, so I 
>don't want to make any asertions. > > At 10:00 PM 4/16/2019, you 
>wrote: >> Hello all, I am writing to ask for advice. I am currently 
>a music student getting my AA in vocal performance eventually going 
>to transfer to get my BA in music education with a choir focus to 
>direct a choir of my very own someday. Now I know eventually I will 
>have to learn piano at some point but I have an issue. I am double 
>jointed so my fingers cannot stay straight when hitting the keys 
>because whenever I do my finger bends towards my palm making playing 
>somewhat difficult. I am not quite sure what I should do my family 
>wants me to get private lessons but I am not quite sure if that will 
>be the proper course of action for me. I just wanted to get  a 
>second opinion. Let me know if you have any questions. Brandon 
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