As a child, I loved to read. I always had a book in my hands. I would read a book anywhere. I recall my dad always telling me to get better light. Only if I sat under a good lamp and read was he completely satisfied.
I didn’t think much of this idea of good lighting until I got older and became a professional accompanist playing in churches, many of which had very poor lighting.
There was one venue, however, that had superb lighting. It had a fluorescent desk lamp that lit the keyboard and the music so well that the piano was easy to play. It was my favorite place to play.
When I did not have that kind of lighting, I really noticed it. It was more difficult to read the music and to play the piano. To save my eyesight, and to make my job easier, I started bringing my own piano lamp to the poorly lit venues.
I share this with you because when you’re just starting out sometimes it is easy to overlook lighting, but it can have an impact on the success of your child.
When you get your first piano and are deciding where you will put it in your home, consider the lighting. Having good lighting will make it easier for your child to focus on learning how to play. If needed, invest in a piano lamp. It will only support your child in their success at the piano.