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Abbe Tolzmann
over 1 year ago • Seattle

Renting or buying a piano

Our kids are interested in piano. Where should we start looking at renting or buying a digital piano or the real deal?
9 replies
5 months ago
Rock Jam $130 on amazon until you know they’ll stick with it. My 10 year old has been using for two years and his instructor says it is still just fine.
over 1 year ago
Agree with that. Full sized keyboard is way cheaper, not to mention more fun for beginners.
over 1 year ago
Chris and Adam have the right idea :)
over 1 year ago
If space is no object I would recommend a grand piano or a full sized upright. Kids can tell the difference in instrument quality, and a large soundboard is very encouraging and may keep them interested in playing. If that is not an option, then a good digital keyboard with full sized keys and a responsive action is a reasonable choice.

If the kids are interested let them try out various instruments and participate in the decision; they may be more invested in the instrument and practice more!
about 1 year ago
Abbe Tolzmann What did you end up doing? I'm thinking of buying an electric keyboard for myself but haven't started the research yet...
5 months ago
This became a pandemic purchase. We bought a keyboard out of convenience, and because we didn’t see piano lessons happening anytime soon, needed something with headphones, and didn’t want to spend a lot. I chose the Casio CTK-2550 PPK 61-Key Premium Keyboard and have generally been happy with it’s feel (for a keyboard) and versatility for total beginners. We were using iPad apps for “lessons” but I had limited patience for integration with the keyboard, and didn’t find the Casio app to be useful at all (but again, this was March and April, so that should be considered).
5 months ago
Abbe Tolzmann Thank you! I just purchased it :) Now to see if I can remember any of my old training. Chris Manderino The seem to have hiked the price up on yours since this conversation, too bad...
5 months ago
Wow that is a crazy price hike. I’ve been dabbling in some old Playing myself since COVID. Have fun.
5 months ago
We ended up getting this one - amazon.com/gp/product/B077C... along with a separate base - amazon.com/gp/product/B000V.... Probably very similar, can't remember why I picked it. The kids are quite happy with it.
5 months ago

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