Conductor & Playing Piano
For a conductor it is useful to play a few chords and be able to play an accompaniment, especially in vocal pop & jazz music. It is also a convenient skill for preparing parts at home. Because when you can sing all the parts it is even better if you can sing one part and play another part on the piano at the same time (tip: adapt the tempo to your abilities and practice so slowly that you can do this flawless). This way you hear the harmonies together and you know how parts should sound together.
Arranger & Playing Piano
As an arranger playing piano is important for three things:
1 – you get a lot of understanding of harmonic structures and harmonic connections. Because the piano is such a visual tool, you see everything happening just before your eyes.
2 – when you write for a pianist, do you know all the possibilities, but the limitations are. In fact this applies to each instrument. In the most perfect situation should you be able to play any instrument what you write.
Online Piano Lessons
With this course you will get fast results. Furthermore, the course is very affordable.
Good luck and have fun playing the piano!