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Upholstered Top Piano Benches
Learning to play an instrument is a great way to expand your creativity and add to your list of useful skills. For many, the piano is a great place to start as it is easy to understand and extremely versatile. Though learning to play the piano can be a great experience for music lovers of all ages, many people underestimate the importance of one key factor: the piano bench. Some piano owners simply use the bench that their piano came with, or they even use a chair from elsewhere in their home to sit at their piano.
Whether you’re an amateur pianist or playing at the professional level, the upholstery and adjustability of your piano bench can make a huge difference in the quality of your playing. Additionally, some piano benches offer storage space and other important perks that improve your piano playing experience. At Jansen Piano Benches, we offer a wide variety of upholstered top piano benches with different key features for your comfort and convenience.
Upholstered Piano Benches: Multiple Options to Meet Your Needs
In addition to piano covers, piano care products, and other piano accessories, Jansen Piano Benches boasts an exceptional variety of upholstered piano benches that can meet the specific needs of any artist for several keyboard instruments including grand pianos, baby grand pianos, upright pianos, electric pianos, and organs. Some of the primary features of our piano benches include:
Not sure where to store your sheet music, practice books, and other piano practice and playing accessories? Luckily, every single one of our upholstered piano benches contain full-size compartments for easy and convenient storage. The upholstered bench tops simply lift up on a hinge for quick access to your sheet music, metronome, and other necessary gear for piano practice. Some of our upholstered piano benches feature more room than others for serious players with hundreds of pieces and books to store, and the storage box is routed in the bench’s wooden design to ensure stability.
Variety of style
Because pianos and organs come in different colors and finishes, our upholstered piano benches are offered in a variety of colors, designs, woods, finishes, and top and leg styles to perfectly fit your piano as well as the area in which your piano and bench are kept. You can easily mix and match the features of your upholstered piano bench for a unique and customizable experience.
Different players prefer different upholstery styles, largely depending on the type of playing and the length of time per day they spend at the piano. For amateur pianists and first-time learners, a simple smooth upholstered top piano bench will suffice perfectly for short practice sessions. However, for professional-level pianists spending upwards of an hour at the piano each day, diamond tufted upholstery provides increased comfort and stability for extended use. A particularly comfortable piano bench can also encourage newer players to spend more time at the piano, therefore developing their skills more quickly than they would have with an uncomfortable bench.
Different types of pianos and organs require specific heights and widths for ease of playing and full dynamic ability. Most of our upholstered piano benches are standard duet style, meaning they are the right height for the majority of pianos and are able to fit two players side by side. This can be especially helpful for children learning to play the piano as their parent or teacher can sit beside them and provide guidance or play an accompaniment. We also offer adjustable artist benches, which can be heightened or lowered depending on the pianist’s height and preference. These benches are also typically outfitted with diamond tufted upholstery to allow players to remain comfortable for extended hours of practice.
Choosing the Right Upholstered Piano Bench: Why Is It Important?
Using a piano bench with the proper height and upholstery makes a huge difference in a variety of factors regarding your piano playing. When browsing upholstered piano benches, make sure to keep in mind who will be using the bench the most and what their specific goals and needs are. Generally, a pianist’s forearms should be positioned slightly above key level. This way, gravity can work to the player’s advantage when depressing the keys and no positioning-related wrist injuries should take place.
If a pianist’s bench is too low and their hands are approaching the keys from lower than key level, it can lead to difficulty expressing proper dynamics while playing, difficulty reaching certain intervals, and even wrist and forearm injuries over time. If the bench is positioned too high, the pianist might have to work too hard to play notes and chords at the proper dynamic level and could develop hand and wrist fatigue after extensive practice sessions.
When considering different options for an upholstered piano bench, you should also keep in mind the accessibility of the pedals. If the bench is going to be used primarily by a young child, they will face difficulty if the bench is too high and will end up having to resort to improper posture in order to reach the pedals. This can lead to neck and back issues in players of all ages. If your bench is used primarily by a child or is used by multiple people, you may want to consider an adjustable upholstered piano bench to provide comfortable seating for people of all heights.
Not Sure Which Upholstered Piano Bench is Right for You?
If you are new to piano playing or you’ve never purchased a piano bench before, you may not have a clear picture as to what upholstered piano bench will best suit your needs or fit your space aesthetically. Luckily, the professionals at Jansen Piano Benches are here to help.
If you are unsure of which type of upholstered piano bench to choose or simply need help customizing your choice, we can personally walk you through our wide selection of colors, styles, upholsteries, and more. We have the experience and the know-how to design your perfect upholstered piano bench so that you and your family can comfortably enjoy your piano for years to come.