When beginning your piano playing journey you need to acquire certain pieces of equipment and accessories (aside from a piano of course). Once you have your very own piano, having the following tools will get you off to a good start.
- Invest in a quality, comfortable stool or bench. Many times, your piano will come with a bench but if this is not the case you can usually find a good stool at a thrift store for a good price. Whatever you decide, stray away from using an ottoman or dining room chair.
- An instructional book is essential to get started and develop your skills. You can find these online or at your local music store. Begin with a beginner guide that contains scales, finger placement, and simple songs. As you learn you can go back for more.
- A metronome is a good tool to have if you struggle to keep a rhythm. How this little device works is it sits atop of your piano or beside you. Allow it to click at the pace you need and use it to keep a steady tempo.
- A piano lamp is great for those late-night practice sessions. With a quality one, you won’t have to worry about not being able to see the keys of sheets of music.
These are three essential accessories needed to enhance your overall playing experience. The most important one in our expert opinion is a comfortable piano bench since you will spend a lot of your time sitting. You want to be sure it isn’t too hard, low, or high as it can cause back pains or discomfort.