Piano Ability Levels

Easy

Characteristics:
-Mostly within the “five finger position,” no great variance in speed, dynamics, or texture, uncomplicated rhythms

Moderate

Characteristics:
-Triads in single hand, up to two individual voices, parallel intervals, ornaments, movement outside of “five finger position,” more complicated rhythms

Difficult

Characteristics:
-More than three voices, chords with four notes, differing techniques within a single hand, repeated movement of hand position

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013