A Piano Keyboard for Small Hands

A Piano Keyboard for Small Hands

A Piano Keyboard for Small Hands

In this video, we take a look at a piano keyboard for small hands. Specifically, this is a Cunningham Parlour Grand fitted with a Donnison-Steinbuhler 5.5 7/8 reduced size (or alternate size) keyboard. The 7/8 keyboard fits 8 notes into the span of 7 on a regular sized piano, enabling pianists with small hands to play the biggest repertoire without any compromise or discomfort.

As a small pianist with really small hands, I’m really excited about the possibilities of smaller piano keyboard! To demonstrate, I play the opening of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, notorious for the opening passage with impossibly large left hand chord clusters. On a “normal size” piano, I would have to cheat by playing the bottom note of the chord split off from the upper notes. But on the Donnison-Steinbuhler 7/8 keyboard, I can play all of the chords perfectly without any cheats, and absolutely comfortably without any strain or pain.

This Cunningham Parlour Grand with a Donnison-Steinbuhler 7/8 keyboard came about as a result of an inquiry from one of our customers in New Hampshire, who saw our videos and loved the sound of the Cunningham Piano, but struggled with a very small hand span. She wanted to be able to play all her favorite repertoire by Liszt, Rachmaninoff and the like, and wanted to know if we could offer her a solution. Cunningham Piano Company is proud to be able to offer creative customized solutions to help pianists of all hand sizes find the piano of their dreams!

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