I have been advised by my piano teacher to trim my nails to prevent accidents on the keyboard (like getting a nail stuck between the keys).
How short should I trim my fingernails?
I don't want to cause damage to the inner parts of my fingernails.
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This guidance really should come from teacher, especially as s/he mentioned it! However, I keep mine at between 1 and 1.5mm from the skin. Bearing in mind I also play guitar and bass,it's a bit of a compromise on r.h. On the other hand (!) as long as you don't have long manicured nails such as thiose found on some ladies, you'll be o.k. Ask teacher.