If you haven't read up on what the different types of pianos there are and what to look for before you buy your first piano, please read our blogposts here: What to look for before buying your FIRST piano and New Students: What to look for a piano?
The reason why I put FIRST is because most likely you will purchase another type of piano in the future. For now, here are my QUICK 10 tips to think about before you make that FIRST purchase.
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Lastly, be patient in this process. Sometimes keyboards are back-ordered due to high demand...and other times, you might need something for a year and then work towards upgrading or trading in.
I've seen students become demotivated simply because they didn't have the right type of instrument or they started with a keyboard that does not serve them...and instead ruin their fingers and technique. This usually happens because they are using an outdated or a keyboard that is beyond beginner's piano level. For this reason, I highly recommend all students to begin with atleast a digital piano and/or if must, a keyboard that has weighted sensitive keys. This is a must. Otherwise, you risk playing on a toy piano and that will not help you with staying motivated to create the beautiful sounds.
For parents who are considering learning the piano for the long run, an acoustic piano is the way to go! Any acoustic piano is better than any digital piano and/or keyboard. However, for convenience, I would recommend a digital piano as the next best piano for your child. While I don't endorse any brands, I must say that the Kawai brand of digital pianos is the way to go. For students who are serious about piano and don't have room for an acoustic, I recommend the Kawai piano brand.
If you want some help, leave me a message below and I'll do my best to guide you to finding your FIRST piano!