We hear it all the time: “I don't want to invest in a piano for music lessons until I know if my child will stick with them!”
It makes a lot of sense. First, it is wise to be financially prudent, and secondly, no one needs a closet full of forgotten musical instruments. But while we understand the hesitation most parents have in purchasing a music instrument for lessons, we also see an evident lack of progress when a student cannot practice at home.
So here is our best advice:
To get started, try to get a loaner keyboard or piano from a friend or family member! Many people have instruments at home that are unused. A great strategy can be to mention in your social media posts that you are looking to borrow an instrument for a short time (like a month) so your child can get familiar with how music lessons work before making a purchase.
Once you have more certainty that the student will enjoy taking music lessons, our suggestion is to match the student's ability to the instrument that you are going to purchase.
While we have multiple video reviews on our YouTube channel of the best keyboards for beginners, in this article we want to cover the main points to look for when buying an instrument:
We hope these simple ideas can steer you in finding the proper instrument for your child's needs. We are here to help, so don't hesitate to contact us if you want specific advice on the instrument or instruments you are considering purchasing.
If you’d like to see some in-depth videos on recommended pianos and more purchasing tips, check out the following videos from our YouTube channel:
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In this blog, we share tips and advice that will help students that are currently taking music lessons have a more enjoyable and productive experience.