Whether you are a professional piano teacher teaching out of your home, or your little ones are taking piano lessons at home, an adjustable piano stool can accommodate a variety of student height differences when needed. A piano stool can also be a beautiful and elegant furniture piece that complements any piano from a baby grand to an upright.
Adjustable piano stools:
Adjustable piano stools pictured:
Left: Reclaimed Teak Wood Adjustable Height Piano Stool by Kathy Kuo Home
Middle: Wooden Adjustable Stool in Natural (18″ to 24″) by eHemco
Right: Adjustable Piano Stool Bench by CPS
Most adjustable stools are the single-seating round type.
As one becomes a better musician, the music stand becomes an integral part of a musician’s “must have” items. Usually one has two music stands, one for gigs, usually a sturdy metal music stand, and one for home practice, which can be a metal one as well, but a wood music stand for your sheet music adds a bit of elegance to any practice space. Of course, either one will do the job admirably.
Wood music stand for sheet music:
Wood music stand for sheet music pictured: Christino Artist Wooden Music Stand – Ornately Carved, sold by Everjoy Music, Inc.
There are several types of piano stools and benches available, most of them are made to seat one person. What is the advantage of using a double piano stool over a regular piano bench? Mostly, the advantages are that double benches are wider, and so they accommodate two people more comfortably, and that most models feature the option to adjust the height of the two seating areas independently. This is ideal for piano teachers who share their bench with different sized students.
Double Piano Stool:
Double Piano Stool pictured: Mahogany Deluxe Duet Two Seated Double Adjustable Artist Piano Bench by CPS
Piano benches have their advantages – storage being one of them. But the great thing about a swivel piano stool is that is so quickly and easily adjustable. Just a flick of the wrist, and you change the height of the stool. This is especially practical when two or more piano players take turns using the stool. Another advantage is that they can also be used as bar stools, and they take up less room then a piano bench.
Swivel Piano Stool:
Swivel Piano Stool pictured: Adjustable Bar Stool Counter Stool Piano Stool (18″ to 24″) by eWayMarket.
Some pianists prefer a stool, but benches tend to be more popular, whether it be a solid or padded one. When looking for a piano bench, comfort and height are the two main things to look for. If you like to play for long periods, then a padded bench is in order. Serious pianists use benches with adjustable height so as to be at exactly the right height in relation to the piano. Of course, beauty is also a factor, and the beauty of walnut is undeniable.
Walnut Piano Bench:
Walnut Piano Bench pictured: Starion SPB70 Piano Bench – Walnut Matte Finish
Walnut Piano Bench pictured: Walnut Wood Top Grand Piano Bench with Music Storage by CPS