I’ve tried Googling for this info, but no luck: I’m trying to find out the key height of an average piano, and also the average bench/seat height. I currently have a digital piano on an adjustable-height stand, and am using an adjustable-height chair, and sometimes when I play for a while my back starts killing me. I don’t remember ever having this problem with acoustic pianos, so I think my ergonomics are off. At least, I hope it’s my ergonomics, and not just my back getting worse as I age! <grin>
The tops of my keys are 28.5" from the floor; the seat of my chair is 21" from the floor.
Anyone with an acoustic piano at home (or somewhere accessible) willing to break out their measuring tape? I’d like to know how high the tops of your keys are from the ground, and also what height your bench/stool is. I’ll be curious to see if there’s any difference between uprights and grands, so if you’re able to post your stats please also specify the type of piano you measured.
Thanks in advance! But, for the record: if the police come to my door to question me about a rash of piano measuring, I don’t know any of you.