In a few weeks, I will be on a holiday that will last just over a month. Most of my hobbies can be bought with me, however I fear that this will not be the case with piano.
This answer outlines some useful ways to keep practicing however relies heavily on the face that there are pianos in the area. For me this will certainly not be the case.
I have considered some options that I might be able to do however I am not sure about the long (month)-term benefits or consequences.
The main option I am considering is getting a roll up piano. I personally am not to fond of keyboards (as I am an organist/pianist) however even after the warnings about wrist strain and loss of touch I still feel that this is a better option than not having a piano/keyboard at all.
So the questions I would like answered are:
- Is it worth getting a roll up piano or a similar small portable keyboard for practice during around a month of no piano?
- Is a month even enough to seriously impair or damage skill?
- Are there any other alternatives?
Edit: When I mean portable, I mean it has to be able to fit in an average sized suitcase.