When choosing any instrument for a beginner, there is a balance that must be found: You want an instrument with enough playability and features that the student will not instantly get frustrated with it. Learning to play the piano is a perfect way to develop an ear for intonation as well—pianos need to be tuned, but far less often than other instruments. One obstacle to learning to play a traditional acoustic piano is that it requires a large, expensive instrument that is nearly impossible to move. The acoustic piano has 88 keys most people are familiar with, and starting a student or other beginning player on a keyboard with 88 keys will make their transition to an acoustic piano much easier. The Yamaha NP32 76-Key Portable Piano weighs a mere 13 lb., yet packs a hefty sound bank, graded soft-touch keys and an easy-to-navigate user interface. The Yamaha NP32’s featherweight design makes it ideal for travel and stows away easily when it’s not in use. We offer a complete selection of keyboard stands and racks to match any student and budget. The Pro Platinum Keyboard Stand from On Stage Stands is sturdy, with adjustable height and width to help you play comfortably. Graded hammer-action keys with velocity sensitivity give the Casio CD-130 Digital Piano real acoustic-piano feel.
An affordable choice for young children, traveling, or spontaneous backyard sing-alongs, the Casio SA-76 keyboard has 44 mini keys, and a headphone jack for musical exploration that maintains household peace.
The remarkably affordable Williams Overture 2 Console Digital Piano has full-size hammer-action keys with aftertouch and velocity response giving it the feel of far more costly pianos. Kurzweil builds acclaimed professional stage pianos and the company's MP-10 Digital Piano makes a great choice for serious students. If you’ve read through this guide but still need some advice in choosing the best beginner-level keyboard or piano, call one of our friendly and knowledgeable Gear Heads at 877-880-5907. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as well check things out. Hi.I have a 3 and 4 year olds and wanted to start piano lessons for them, I wanted to bye a piano. HiI'm 14 and looking for a simple keyboard to use for a cheap-ishprice but good enough to keepfor years. Update: We're happy with the Yamaha, although my daughter still takes some prodding to keep up with practice. Hi There,I'm 27 years old planing to buy a keyboard and I have no idea about playing, I just love to learn and I think that Ill start with youtube leasons.Could you plz suggest a model?Thanks & Regards.
Hey, thanks you for this very usefull post.I'm an adult (actually 17 years old, so probably young adult will be a better fit).
Hi Dhyanesh,My 7 year old son has been asked to bring a keyboard to school for his instrumental music class. Hi there,Electric Keyboard or Piano, what would be the best one to gift my daughter on her 7th b'day? Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos redefined the digital piano category with their incredibly realistic sound quality and performance, all offered in supremely portable models with elegant designs. 4) Split, Layer and Duet Mode – The Casio PX160 features a unique Duet Mode which allows two people to play a duet or practice the keyboard simultaneously. 5) New Sounds – In addition to the rich grand piano sounds, the PX160 also gives you new string ensemble sounds and electric piano tones. The new Casio Privia PX160 is an amazing product for the features and experience it provides at $500. Join our growing community for free to get useful guides and exclusive best deal reports on digital pianos delivered right to your inbox. In this two-part series, we’re discussing how to choose a piano teacher, with a focus on what to look for, what you can compromise on (if absolutely necessary), and what’s non-negotiable. Generally speaking, a piano teacher’s qualifications and experience determines how much they charge for lessons.
A common-sense consideration, but an important one: try to find a local teacher located no more than 20 to 30 minutes away. It might seem a funny thing to look for, but it’s important to choose a piano teacher with a thorough studio policy. A studio policy indicates that a teacher is experienced and successful, and runs their studio professionally.
This will give you a good idea of the piano teacher’s level of professionalism, experience, and ethics. While some music schools have their own exam system, any qualifications your child (or you) obtain will not be recognised elsewhere. Do you feel prepared to make the right choice when it comes to choosing a piano teacher and piano studio for your child (or you)? If you have any questions or comments about this post, then please share them in the comments below.
In Part One of this two-part blog series, we’ll consider what to look for in a piano teacher themselves. I may be telling you this through a blog on the internet, but I’m the first to admit that word-of-mouth referrals from a friend or family member are the best way to find a music teacher. If you can’t get a referral from a friend, however, then this post will be extremely helpful for you. You’ll also want to know what their major is, be it performance, musicology, composition, or music technology. So for best results, select a teacher who majored in performance, and studied at a prestigious university.
In addition to looking at a music teacher’s degree, major, and university, it’s also a good idea to ask if they have a music board examination diploma (A.Mus. Experience studying for and sitting these exams also better prepares a teacher to train their students to do so.
While you may, for financial reasons, choose a teacher who hasn’t successfully studied at a prestigious uni, I would recommend that you don’t compromise on music board qualifications. Many less-experienced teachers are actually students currently studying at university, and teaching piano on the side.
When it comes to teacher experience, you actually don’t have to take someone’s word for it. You know the sorts of adults your child gets along with (and the ones you get along with, too). As I said, personality is a very personal thing, so check whether your prospective piano teacher offers a free trial lesson, so you can get an idea of how your teacher and child (or you) will work together. Do you feel more confident in knowing what to look for in a piano teacher for you and your child? Most private piano lessons are taught by a qualified piano teacher – often with a university degree. In contrast, many group lessons are taught by less-qualified teachers, usually with AMEB grade 4 certification. Thanks to the individual attention they receive, and the teacher’s qualifications, children enrolled in private piano lessons are often better able to learn correct technique and note reading. During individual piano lessons, the teacher can personalise and vary the repertoire your child plays according to their interests and abilities. Most group lesson syllabuses, on the other hand, aren’t designed to teach past nursery rhymes. From a basic dollars perspective, private piano tuition is more expensive than group lessons. However, if you look at the number of dollars that you pay per minute of individualised attention, group lessons are actually more expensive. If you’re serious about your child learning to play the piano, then you can’t go past private, individual piano lessons. As an adult, there are actually several advantages you will enjoy when learning to play the piano.
To begin with, it will come as no surprise when I point out that adult students have much higher concentration levels than kids. Plenty of children don’t really want to learn to play the piano, and so motivating them can be a battle. Unlike children, adults are emotionally developed, and so it’s much easier for them to grasp musical expression. Now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “how is this not a pro?” The reason for this is that adult students know what sounds good and what sounds bad (kids are much less aware of this). Children’s hand and finger muscles are malleable, but adults have difficulty playing the piano without tension. Another myth we’d better bust is that as an adult student, you will be learning nursery rhymes and forced to wear fancy dress outfits like kids at school recitals and concerts.
Before teaching a new adult student, I will always ask what kind of music you want to play in a year’s time, and what your goals are. The recipe for success when learning to play the piano is simple: all my successful adult piano students have realistic goals, and practice regularly. If you do the same, and enjoy learning something new, then you will love learning to play the piano too! There are many different potential barriers to piano practice, from tiredness to busyness, and everything in between. In the last Piano Notes post, we discussed how at the end of each weekly piano lesson, the practice tasks which I set for my five to nine year old students should be achievable after three consecutive 10 minute practice sessions. The solution to this problem is actually simple: Get your child to practice 10 minutes in the morning, before they go to school.
In addition to taking piano lessons, several of my young students participate in other extracurricular activities each week.
As before, the solution is simple: encourage your child to practice for 10 minutes in the morning, or before or after dinner. As I’ve discussed in previous posts, I structure my lessons for young beginners so that practice will be easy, achievable, and ultimately fun.
One effective way to encourage your child to practice is to say something like “why don’t you go and practice what you learnt yesterday so that I can see how much you’re improving?” Most children love to receive attention, approval, and praise from their parents, so this approach tends to work a treat. If you read my last blog post, you’ll know all about my approach to teaching younger students. Many people have asked why I choose to approach my beginner students’ practice tasks in this way, so this blog post sets out my practice philosophy, and why I believe this approach teaches young beginner students (aged 5 to 9) how to learn and to practice the piano as effectively as possible.
I always teach my students so that what we learn in their piano lesson is something they will be able to practice at home. While the volume of work I give is tailored to a child’s individual learning level and pace, I always give them enough work that they personally will be able to achieve within the three day, 10 minute schedule.


Three days of 10 minutes practice meets all four of the steps to effective practice I described above: micro-managing tasks, setting and achieving short-term goals, and practicing with purpose.
The reason I set my young students work that can be achieved after three 10 minute practice sessions is that by the fourth day of their practice, they will be able to play their set homework easily, and by the fifth and sixth days, it will be even easier.
Best of all, by setting such an achievable workload for them to practice, when they come back for their next lesson, their pieces are learnt, and we can move on to new pieces and new short-term, achievable goals.
Being able to play fluently is a reward in itself, and gives these kids a sense of achievement.
Setting work that requires five or six days’ worth of 10 minutes practice sessions can be overwhelming for kids.
Finally, I believe that setting this volume of homework allows for steady, weekly improvement with solid foundations. When my younger students are able to do three days of 10 minutes practice easily, I slowly increase the set time to 12 minutes, then 15, then 20, etc.
My approach to effective piano practice for young beginners might not be the most common approach, but in my many years’ of teaching, I have found time and again that is the most powerful, and that it brings the greatest long-term results.
If you would like to learn how you, as a parent, can support and encourage your child to practice effectively, then read this blog post. But at the same time, you don’t need to spend extra on features that the novice won’t yet use or understand. This is because a foundation of piano playing can make other instruments, like the guitar, simpler. Electronic keyboards maintain perfect pitch and many can be set to various non-standard tunings at the flick of a switch.
Modern keyboards and electric pianos can offer great sound and the same dynamics of an acoustic piano in an inexpensive and portable package. However smaller keyboards can be easier to play and less-confusing—not to mention more portable and convenient—for new and, especially younger, players!
The Yamaha YPG 235 76 Key Portable Grand Piano is a great practice keyboard that can easily be connected to your computer via USB.
If you want to provide your young children with long-lasting enrichment consider one of these instruments. For those wanting to start a child on a very early musical journey, check out My First Piano II by Schoenhut. Housed in a living room-friendly spinet cabinet, and equipped with fully weighted action and adjustable touch-sensitive keys, it's a delight to play. After much research, I found the Casio and Yamaha digital pianos the most reviewed and respected beginner models out there.
Its holding up well and the only fault I've found is that the auto-off feature doesn't work. I love music and have worked in the past with reading music and understanding basic concepts about playing the piano.
I am 22 years old and decided to learn keyboard because I was inspired to write Christian songs.
Which keyboard should I buy?Also I used to play guitar but when I broke my finger hurts if I bend it too much. Anyway, I see a lot of comments asking about their kids, but I wanted to know if these are good even for an untrained adult? She loves music, she can already play 'London Bridge is Falling Down' on a really cheap toy keyboard with its broken keys. All books have singe line sheet music (Treble Clef) with chord symbols and left hand picture chord charts. It has been credited with providing some of the finest and most innovative musical instruments, that are equally favored by both beginners and professionals. The new Casio PX160 is the latest addition to this impressive line up of Privia models, and an upgrade to their hugely successful digital piano, the PX150. This processor allows the PX160 to deliver the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at 4 dynamic levels, with seamless dynamics and remarkable sound quality. New simulated ebony and ivory textured keys, are equipped with three sensors that detect the intensity with which each of the keys are struck, and then reproduce the grand piano sound with the same dynamics and accuracy.
While the speaker system is open in the front like before, they are also ported to the back giving you an amazing low-end response when placed against the wall.
With the Duet Mode, you can split the keyboard into two zones but with equal timbre and ranges. So, once you are done recording your performance using the built-in Two-Track recorder, you can easily transfer it using the USB MIDI interface to your computer or any other device. The latest PX160, launched as an upgrade to the PX150 tries to do away with those shortcomings.
You will not find a better digital piano in this price range, and loaded with such remarkable features. As I said in my last post, don’t be afraid to ask about a teacher’s experience and qualifications. While you and your child may initially be enthusiastic about lessons at the end of an hour’s drive, this enthusiasm probably won’t last. While some teachers will come to you, your child (or you) will be disadvantaged by learning to play only on the piano in your home.
If piano exams are important to you, then be sure to choose a teacher who prepares students for music board exams with either AMEB, ABRSM, or Trinity. And if you enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it on Facebook so your friends can learn how to choose a piano teacher, too! If you want to be confident you’re making the right choice of piano teacher, then this is the post for you.
The reason for this is that the internet is unregulated, and so anyone can claim to be a “piano teacher”, no matter how unfounded the claim may be.
When you find a teacher via Google, the first thing to look for is whether they have a video portfolio of live student performances.
While a performance major must first pass a piano audition to enter their degree, this is not required of students studying other majors.
Prestigious universities such as the Sydney Conservatorium or Elder Conservatorium have a good reputation for a reason.
But be aware that if you do so, they will be less qualified to teach technique, and prepare you for exams. As before, don’t be afraid to ask prospective piano teachers about their music board qualifications.
These teachers are often young and enthusiastic, but their teaching methods are not proven. But that said, you’ll generally find that the best teachers are easy going (especially towards younger beginner students), pleasant, and have a good sense of humour. And if you’ve enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it on Facebook or wherever you hang out online, so your friends can know how to choose a piano teacher too. After all, they’re sociable and fun, and from a cost per hour perspective, they’re cheaper than individual private lessons. This allows the teacher to teach your child correct technique and musical expression – two of the building blocks for good piano playing. Less-qualified teachers know less about the theory and practice of teaching, and are generally less able to teach correct technique. They can also tailor and personalise each lesson to suit your child’s learning pace, talents, and interests. It all depends on your perspective, and whether you’re interested in making a long-term investment, or saving money in the short-term. Your child has to learn to read two musical staffs simultaneously, and they have to learn to play with two hands, which will usually be doing different things simultaneously.
Share this post on social media to start a discussion with other parents about the pros and cons of group and individual piano lessons.
They’re each a pleasure to teach, and they’ve all made amazing progress in the time that they’ve been with me, be it 18 months, or over three years. So this week we’re going to get our myth buster on and discuss why it’s never too late to learn to play the piano. This means that as an adult piano student, you can learn musical concepts and musical theory much more quickly than children, which means you’ll also learn to play better, faster.
Because most adults who take up piano lessons are there because they want to be, motivation isn’t really an issue. In addition to enjoying all the benefits described above, you may also face some of the following challenges. Although, as an adult, you’re probably very good at time management, you’re also almost certainly very time poor.
This means that adults students will often compare their own playing to the concert pianists they have heard, and then be disappointed when they don’t measure up. You may want to play classical or jazz music, you may want to learn chords, you might want to focus on learning to read music, or something else. Once you’ve learnt the fundamentals of music (note reading, duration, technique, etc) from these books and built a reasonable foundation, we will choose pieces you would like to learn, and work on them. Why not share this blog post with them so they can discover that it’s never too late to learn. Below I’ve outlined some tried and true simple solutions to these problems, as well as other tips to help you encourage your child to practice the piano.
Not all piano teachers follow this pattern, but if your child is enrolled at Le Piano Academy, then that’s the volume of work they will be set. Because of this, they go to day care after school, and often won’t return home until 6pm, or even later.
These activities include swimming, tennis, football, dancing, gymnastics, and a range of other things. In particular, you’ll know that I choose to set homework or practice tasks that my young students (those aged 5 to 9) should be able to achieve after three consecutive 10 minute practice sessions. Otherwise, their learning progress will plateau when they begin to tackle more difficult pieces.
As mentioned before, I set homework for my young beginners that’s achievable with only three consecutive days of 10 minutes practice after their lesson day.
In addition to the sense of achievement they will feel when they are able to play fluently, they will also be having fun by day four, because playing well is fun. If your six year old practices with purpose for 10 minutes a day, they will achieve much more than they would if they practices for 20 minutes a day without purpose. My methods aren’t a short-cut fix or accelerated program that will become a problem in the long term.


After taking lessons for a year, most of my young students will be practicing at least three days for 30 minutes at a time every week. The days of being confined to the piano teacher’s dusty living room are over; modern keyboards (or electric pianos) are portable and great for practice and performing.
More than your typical toy instrument, the color coded lessons and everything else learned can be transferred to an adult piano.
I wanted something that is full size and quality as an acoustic piano but smaller, and something that I can learn on as well. It's not effecting the instrument in anyway, so not worth the bother of returning to the store. I want to buy a budget keyboard as a spplementary substitute for organ so i can practice at home.
I'm interested in playing classical music but also create my own with electronic influence and the likes. Opps I am a beginner to be honest I want some advise which is best for me that will meet my budget.(sorry just being practical because I know weighted keys is expensive ) But at the same time has usb input. He needs something that can run on both battery and adapter as in the school there are less power points and not all students can use adapters.As of now my son does not play any music and is just starting. It even simulates the Damper resonance to provide that wholesome and realistic sound, when the dampers are raised by the pedal. Casio’s proprietary Hammer Action feature matches the speed of the PX160 key action with that of the hammers that move inside an acoustic grand piano, which provides the ultimate key-to-sound experience that is unmatched by the key actions of other brands.
This feature also makes the PX160 ideal to be used in classrooms or halls, where the sound of the piano can be projected towards the audience for a better experience. The Split Mode, meanwhile, divides the keyboard into two zones too but with different timbres. The PX160 also boasts of a 128-note Polyphony which means you can play passages that are lengthy and full of notes and need sustaining. Customers complained about the PX150’s lackluster sound quality when playing the piano sound using the built-in speakers. Casio has once again nailed it by providing its customers with a high quality low-end piano, with features and technology comparable to that of much expensive models.
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This is especially true when it comes to recitals or exams, as a student who has only ever played on one instrument will struggle to adapt to a foreign instrument, especially under pressure. Ask if your piano teacher holds recitals for students, or provides them with other opportunities to perform.
They are cheaper, and may end up being a more affordable option in the short-term, but remember: you will get what you pay for. If they claim to have been teaching for 30 years, but have only put students through exams in the last couple of years, be wary. They also know how to apply pressure to older and more advanced students that makes them perform, without making them feel threatened or uncomfortable. But group piano lessons are not a good long-term investment in your child’s musical future. Other aspects of keyboard learning are also difficult to translate to piano playing, as many keyboards have keys that are a different width to a regular piano, and many have fewer keys as well – 49 rather than 61. Because of the less-personalised nature of group lessons, it can be difficult for students to improve quickly, and individual challenges can remain unaddressed. If it’s not taught, then a student will often have to start from scratch when they change piano teachers.
Because the teachers are unable to provide each child with extended individual attention, the children cannot learn good technique at the same pace they would were they enrolled in individual lessons.
As such, I believe that learning to play the piano is a task better achieved with individual attention and teaching. This means they are better at allocating time to practise each week – and are more likely to do it. Thankfully, if you are aware of them, you will be better prepared to prevent them from becoming a problem for you. Family, work, and social commitments, as well as other activities such as going to the gym, dancing, etc., can make it difficult to find the time to practise the piano. These musicians have years of training under their belts, and so it’s important not to be critical of your own playing in comparison. And I know how difficult it can be, because as an adult learning to play the violin, I also struggle to play with a relaxed technique in order to ensure the correct bow hold, etc.
Whatever you want to do, I will structure your lessons so that you can achieve your musical goals.
As an added bonus, having your child practice in the morning will also keep them out from under your feet while you get ready for work, or attend to your younger children. Once again, this can mean that they return home late each day, and even if they don’t return home late, they’ll often still be tired. Share your thoughts in the comments below to help other parents in the Piano Notes community who are facing this age-old challenge. This is the case because there is one key for each note, rather than multiple ways to play it, which makes it much easier to visualize intervals.
With a wide range of features (and an even wider price range), what is the right choice for your baby would-be Beethoven or Elton? A keyboard with 61 keys will still allow a beginning student to complete most of the lessons they will initially encounter.
Read specs to find out if the keyboard can be powered with batteries, an AC adapter, or both. I am starting to learn playing piano with the help of online lessons but i need to buy a piano that is cheap , (at least under $600 )and is portable as i dont have much space to keep it. I'm wandering if it's not to late, and if I could be able to learn play the piano, even if I have just started now?
Using the Split Mode allows you to play bass with your left hand while using your right hand to play the piano or say vibraphone. You also get four Chorus and Reverb Effects in the PX160, which delivers a more vibrant, broader and much livelier sound experience.
There are two Headphone outputs located in the front of the piano, which you can use to plug in your headphones when you want to play without any disturbance. Casio took heed of it and introduced a remarkable 2×8 watts, Rear ported speaker system to remedy that. The PX160 is ideally suited for beginners as well as professionals, who are looking for a cheaper companion for the real (acoustic) pianos for rehearsals. While a keyboard is an acceptable instrument for beginners practicing at home, you should always learn on an acoustic piano. When deciding whether they’re the teacher for you, you can also apply the same measures you would use to judge a teacher you found through a friend.
If a music teacher claims to teach advanced music, but has only studied up to Grade 6 AMEB, then frankly, they’re exaggerating.
And, of course, they will be further rewarded at their next lesson with stickers and chocolates.
Not all keyboards include an adapter—read descriptions carefully so you order the appropropriate extras.
Playing a keyboard with weighted keys will allow a student to build a technique that will easily transfer to an acoustic piano.
Whichever you choose, just ensure it has 88 keys and that they are weighted (or "hammer action) and you will be fine.
It's sound is very authentic, and like to play with the other voices, but pretty much stick to piano #1 or #2.
I'm sorry for my terrible English, but I realy need to know that because the piano costs to much to let it slip away. The Layer Mode layers two timbres to produce soft piano sounds which are perfect to be used in the backdrop of ballads and slow, romantic songs.
I’ve also had adult students who were afraid of public performances who now enjoy playing at our annual recitals. This is a feature particularly worth considering if the player plans learn the acoustic piano as well. I like #2 cause its more intimate and plucky sounding (and therefore believable to me) while most ppl seem to like #1 for its luxurious, echo-ey grand sound.
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Expect to pay $600 for the set, but you may save a cpl hundred if you find a sale or a display model.
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