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Left-Handed Pianos

Left-hand piano

Many new piano players wonder how being left-handed will affect their ability to learn to play music. Although melodies are typically played with the right hand, piano is an instrument that utilizes both hands, and handedness is not usually a factor for pianists. A well-trained musician will develop the required dexterity in both hands, and left-handed pianists display equal or greater right-hand motor control to right-handed pianists.1

Furthermore, pianos are large, heavy, expensive, and often shared, making it especiallly impractical to have different instruments for different people. Although left-handed pianos have been made2 by inverting the keys, they are very rare and it is generally a better idea to learn on a traditional piano.