1-The piano is such a fundamental instrument of music making that I think literally every musician should possess at least a simple proficiency on it.

2-To play the piano should be considered an essential skill for score study and mastery. This is true for the study and preparation of all choral, band, or orchestral literature.

3-In becoming a respectable performer on the piano, never underestimate the importance of being able to play scales smoothly, evenly, and comfortably at various tempos.

4-Playing a variety of literature is vital to becoming a well rounded musician!!

5-Appropriate fingering is virtually a must.

6-An important factor in piano playing is to: "use the fingers". Proper guidance may well be required in this area!!!!!!!