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Updated on October 31, 2014

A Foot Piano Makes a Fun Gift

When I first saw a performance on the foot piano, I was quite impressed. Here was a way to make music and to move and have fun. It can be a lot more work trying to play a foot piano as compared to playing an ordinary piano, but when it comes to music more work isn't necessarily bad. Music uplifts us and gives us energy. Playing the foot piano is enticing for both young and old. Toddlers love to step back and forth on the keys and even babies who can crawl like to move across the keys. The music is a great reward to them. Older children can start to learn what keys to press to play certain tunes. Teens and adults may work together with others to play more elaborate tunes. Being able to create music is a great feeling for most everyone.

Foot pianos are a fun way to make music. A foot piano would make a great gift as it would be both a gift of physical exercise and a gift of being able to create music. Foot pianos encourage working together as one can perform for another or both can work together to create music. Foot pianos encourage creativity.

Foot Piano Keyboard Fun

When I first saw a video of the big piano at FAO Schwarz in New York City being played, I was most intrigued. I thought what a fun way to learn to create music. Creating is a joyful process. A foot piano allows one to dance and to create music. For a young child it can be a delight to just walk across the keyboard. For older children, youth and adults practice can allow one to give a stunning performance.

Giving a foot piano as a gift at Christmas or for a birthday is giving a gift of creativity. Many wonderful memories will come from the experience of creating music and dancing. Music can uplift and encourage us. This gift will be a most memorable gift.

Playing a Piano Mat

Music is such a delightful part of life. Singing, whistling, and playing an instrument are ways we can create music. Music makes us feel like moving. Music energizes us and can help us feel happier. Watching these videos shows how fun piano mats are as one can create music through one's own movement. The performances on the big piano at FAO Schwarz are pretty amazing, but even the more amateur efforts are enjoyable to watch.

Piano Mats for Sale

If you think piano mats look like fun and would like one for yourself or as a gift, here is one you might like. The record and playback mode makes it even more fun as a good performance can be saved and listened to again.

Children Enjoying a Big Piano

Children especially seem to enjoy big pianos. It is a great way to introduce music to children. You can accomplish two things with a foot piano: help with learning music and increasing activity and movement. You can see the children's delight in this video.

Big Pianos Available at Ebay

You may find just the right piano mat here and you may get a great deal on it.

Piano Stairs Fun

It is interesting how turning a staircase into a piano motivates people to take the stairs. Having a little fun in life does make a difference. Maybe we should all take time to have a little more fun. In the process we could improve our physical health with more exercise and improve our mental health with a positive outlook on life.

What's Your Opinion About Foot Pianos?

Are foot pianos serious musical instruments?

Foot Piano Party

A party for children, teenagers or even for adults could be made a lot more fun with the addition of a foot piano also known as a piano mat. Music adds to party, but making your own music would add even more to a party. When music is made with the feet it is like dancing. Dancing makes a party more fun too. Providing a piano mat for your next party just might be the added touch you need to make your party memorable.

Moving Music

Have You Ever Played a Foot Piano?

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      Baddew Fibes 4 years ago

      Yes, at Christmas parties usually!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Impressive lens, keep the good work. :)

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      PurplePansy LM 5 years ago

      I haven't ever played a foot piano, but I'd like to. It looks really fun!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      No, but this would be a fun way to get a little exercise.

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      JenaleeMortensen 5 years ago

      @DeeHayes: Music makes exercising fun for me. Thanks for pointing that out.

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      DeeHayes 5 years ago

      Not yet but I'm thinking that it would make exercising fun!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Definitely fun! Thanks for sharing!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      What an incredible innovation. I would certainly take the stairs if one was in my shopping center or mall

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      CanadaREVIEW 6 years ago

      In the old church when i was little there was a foot piano and I forgot about it! I recall it all too well, but I never got the chance to play it! Thank you for sharing this lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never even heard of a foot piano until this moment, I travel around Squidoo a lot and have never seen these anywhere. What a fun way to encourage those musical outlets and even get a little exercise!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Never tried a piano mat but I want one! I can must imagine the grandkids loving this and dancing with me on the foot piano.

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      No, but it looks like fun. My granddaughter has a small mat piano that she really likes.

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      yes i tried playing one in a department store, that was fun.

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      scar4 7 years ago

      Foot piano seems like interesting.