Any student wanting to learn an instrument will need to invest in having their own instrument for practice during the week. Without applying the information learned at the lesson during the week, progress will be stunted. Students who practice progress more quickly!
When searching for pianos, we know the options can become overwhelming! We recognize that the quality of the instrument needed may change as a student progresses; therefore, we have shared multiple options at a variety of price points. We hope the pros and cons we have shared will help you make the right decision for your needs!
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Types of Pianos
There are three basic types of pianos:
1. Acoustic Pianos are the largest and most expensive but also the best when it comes to developing piano skills. Acoustic pianos include upright and grand designs.
2. Digital Pianos are smaller, more portable, less expensive, and many are able to closely mirror the sound and touch of acoustic pianos. Digital pianos can be purchased with a cabinet-style console, enhancing the aesthetics and mimicking an acoustic instrument.
3. Electronic Keyboards are the most cost-effective option, however, sometimes they include less keys (which limits repertoire) and they may not have resistance (weighted-keys). These differences make transferring skills to a digital or acoustic piano more difficult.
For each type of piano, we have shared pros and cons to consider when choosing the right instrument for your student and your family!
Acoustics instruments are made of real wood and real strings, producing the highest quality sound and touch. If you are looking for an acoustic upright or grand piano, we highly recommend visiting Fox Music House Inc. (Columbia & Charleston, SC).
We are happy to help SC Music Lessons LLC students choose their piano. Email email@example.com to set up a time to meet at Fox.
Our favorite brands for digital pianos are Yamaha and Casio. We have listed our recommendations below from most affordable to most expensive with links to Amazon since they have quick delivery and good customer service for returns. Compare the features to decide which is the best model for you!
Electronic pianos are the most affordable way to begin, however, playing piano on a non-weighted, non-full-size keyboard is not ideal. We recommend upgrading to a digital or an acoustic piano when possible.
Our favorite brands for electronic pianos are Yamaha and Casio. We have listed our recommendations below from most affordable to most expensive with links to Amazon since they have quick delivery and good customer service for returns. Compare the features to decide which is the best model for you!
(Also, keep in mind that some electronic keyboards do not include a power cord, therefore, one will need to be purchased separately.)
If the option you chose to purchase does not include a bench, pedal, or stand these are the ones we use and recommend. We prefer benches with storage and weighted pedals that will not slide on the floor.
Thank you for taking time to read our recommendations and we hope you will find the right instrument that best fits your budget and your needs. Additionally, if you are not already a part of the SC Music Lessons LLC studio, check out our instructors who all have a degree in music or have taught for 5+ years. With virtual lessons, we can teach anyone anywhere!
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