Pianists around the world are demanding a choice of keyboard size to suit all hands, allowing them to play the repertoire they choose with confidence and without pain. Please explore this website and be in touch to connect with others! If you support our goal please sign our petition…..see link at the bottom of this page.
This video, by Canadian pianist and teacher, Linda Gould, illustrates the unfairness of the current one-size-fits-all keyboard. It applies not just to pianists hoping for performing careers, but to all pianists who wish to be able to perform the repertoire they like, to the best of their musical ability and not be handicapped by the size of their hands.
The pie charts below show the ‘ideal’ DS keyboard size that adult pianists would most likely choose if they were widely available and cost was not an issue. They assume the pianist wants access to practically any repertoire, or in other words, not be constrained by hand size.
Today’s conventional keyboard has an octave width of 6.5 inches (DS6.5). The two smaller sizes, DS6.0 and DS5.5 have octave widths of 6.0 and 5.5 inches respectively.
Children are not included here!