You may not be aware of this, but a major part of Pastimes for a Lifetime‘s piano curriculum provides vital tips for preventing injury while building stamina, strength and coordination so students can achieve their goals on the piano. What good is sight-reading if your body isn’t able to handle the music?!

That’s why I was so delighted when Natalie Hagen from, an online marketplace for students and teachers, reached out to me asking if we might be interested in featuring their new infographic, 10 Essential Fitness Exercises for Musicians. When I reviewed their infographic, I knew we had to blog about it. Please join me in enjoying the article. Your feedback is appreciated.

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There are many benefits to fitness at any age. Most of all, exercise keeps us healthy! But did you know that it can improve your piano playing, too?

Sitting at a piano for extended periods of time can take a toll on your body. That’s why stretches, posture exercises, and arm strengthening are all very important for pianists.

So no matter what your age, check out some of the fitness ideas below and get the most out of your playing!




Always remember – as a part of your daily practicing, include some time to take care of your body too.

For more helpful tips for musicians, check out TakeLessons, the creators of this infographic. TakeLessons is an online marketplace that connects students with teachers in a variety of subjects, including music and language, to make learning convenient and fun. You can follow them here on Facebook and Twitter

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Pastimes For a Lifetime Art and Piano School is located in Valley Glen, California. 818-766-0614. School is open Tuesday – Saturday year round, except major holidays.

For more on Pastimes for a Lifetime’s Piano Curriculum and founder/instructor Linda Wehrli, visit the website.

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