Conductor’s Chair

As a music conductor it is very important that you have a comfortable chair – it could help make or break your performance. There are many conductors’ chairs out there but not all of them are as comfortable as their makers claim they are. If you are to get the best you need to know what to look for. Here are some tips:
•    Comfort is key. You need to feel comfortable when sitting in it. In fact, it is not a good idea to buy a chair that you haven’t tried out yet. If you plan to buy online buy from a company that has a return policy and that takes customer service seriously.
•    Durability is also important. You want a chair that you can use for years to come – if you keep changing chairs you have to get used to each new one you get and this can affect your focus on the music.
•    Get a chair that has a height adjustment. You will need to adjust the chair from time to time depending on the stage that you are performing on. Although most conductors’ chairs have height adjustment they are not always very easy to adjust. You will be best served by a chair which has only one or two knobs to do this.
•    An ergonomic chair is one that is designed with your comfort and health in mind. You will spend a lot of time sitting in your chair and it if doesn’t cradle you comfortably you may end up developing back problems. Make sure that you look only at chairs that are ergonomically designed.
•    Does the chair have a foot ring? This ring is very useful for resting your feet. If you buy a chair that doesn’t have one you will end up dangling them and this can be uncomfortable especially when you have long practice hours or performances.
•    Since you will be conducting a large orchestra you need to have a chair that can swivel 3600. It should do so smoothly since any noises it makes will get in the way of the music.
•    Get a chair that has a warranty. The best conductor chair makers create chairs that have more than 10 years warranty. This tells you that they are prepared to stand by the quality of their chairs.
•    The best conductor’s chairs have multiple legs for maximum support.
•    Upholstery also matters. You want a chair that has upholstery that is easy to clean but that is also comfortable to the skin.
One of the best places to get a conductor’s chair is at RATstands in the UK. They have a big variety of chairs that you can choose from, all of them thoughtfully designed and created from materials that are durable but also comfortable. All of their chairs are supported by excellent warranties. You can trust the chairs at RATstands because they have more than 40 years experience designing and building chairs, music stands, music lights and other accessories that are used in music stands around the world. You can find out more on their website,