I'm looking to get into piano. I plan on finding a real-life teacher, and I'd prefer to trust her judgment as much as possible (not be a posture know-it-all), but I also want to keep my practice as posturally-informed as possible. So here's some questions for all you Gokhale pianists out there....
About a year ago before my pain got underway, I bought a traditional-ish piano bench with adjustable height. Is the traditional piano bench really the ideal seating arrangement? Would any chair that you can stacksit in work?
I'm concerned about the 'wedge' I might need to keep my pelvis anteverted. If you have to move right and left, might the wedge get all scrunched or messed up? When playing piano, is it normal to move right and left reach all the keys (or do you sort of stay in the middle and reach with your torso as necessary)?
What about the neck? If you have to look at the keys, should you be bending your neck downward? If you don't bend your neck but instead hinge from the pelvis, might that compromise your arm-and-shoulder-positioning at the keys and throw off your technique?
Is it always good to keep your shoulders rolled back when playing? Are there situations where you have no choice but to reach?
And just for fun: Doesn't Glenn Gould look crazier now?