Posted By: kristal
Sore hands after practising piano for 1.5 hours - 05/09/13 06:55 AM
Hi All, I am new to this forum after being lurking only recently. I am a second time adult piano learner. Having started, classical at age 27 and then stopped at 39. Started learning again last year at age 49. I am learning to get my grade 7 and find my hands are sore after practising and what also make it worse, I have small hands and can barely touch an octave. It is a challenge and can be frustrating when I find certain notes I cant stretch enough or if I make it my hands become sore at the end of my practise. Any advise you can give to reduce my soreness and coping with small hands will be appreciated. I hate to give up learning piano just because of my small hands. I stand at 4ft 8 inch and have baby hands (that's what most people described). Thanks for reading.