Does it hurt the piano when kids pound on the keyboard?[Piano Points]

(This is not a kid!)
  Because it’s so annoying, the racket of keys struck at random may rattle your nerves, but it won’t damage the piano.Most pianos are built to withstand very heavy use. The next time you see a serious pianist perform a flamboyant classical piece, notice how forcefully he or she attacks the keyboard. Or listen to how hard your tuner pounds each key when tuning your piano. In comparison, a child’s small hands couldn’t possibly play that hard.The real danger of children playing with, as opposed to playing, a piano is that they often can’t resist dropping small toys inside, slipping coins into the slots between the keys, or running toys across the finish.

But remember that music exists to give pleasure. Encourage your child to have fun with the piano, not to be afraid of it. Don’t worry if young children play haphazardly and loudly. if you teach respect for the instrument and they discover how enjoyable playing can be, they’ll treat it properly. And if your children learn that playing the piano is fun, you won’t have to plead with them to practice they’re older.

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  1. I always wondered about that and now that you mention it, it makes sense. My mother has played piano since I was a youngin’ and I always wished I would’ve learned but maybe I’ll have my children start having fun with it while they’re young. Thanks for the advise!

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