61 keys? 88 weighted action? Touch-sensitive?
Being in the market for a piano for a beginner can extremely confusing and intimidating. We get it! You don't want to overspend on your first purchase, but at the same time, you don't want to get an instrument that will break or need to be replaced in just a couple of months. No need to worry, though! We are here to help.
In this article, we share our best tips for finding a great piano that suits your needs and your budget.
Do you need 88 keys on a piano?
If your child is younger than 12, they do not need a full-size 88-key piano.
Acoustic pianos (those that do not have a power button) and keyboards with 88 keys tend to be too big, especially for students younger than 7. Sometimes acoustic pianos or digital pianos can make young students develop bad technique habits as they need to use their arm strength to produce a loud enough sound (more on how to fix this later).
The "standard" size that we recommend is 61 keys. A...
Want to Avoid the 3 Big Mistakes Most Parents Make with Lessons?
Mistake One: Age
It is super important that the child is the right age to start music lessons. For us, in our experience 11 years of being in business, we think it is best to wait until the child is 7 years old or in first grade. When the child is younger than this age, it tends to be very tough for them. This is because it takes longer to see results. Many times, they blame themselves for spending six months to a year on the same piece of music while their older brother or sister is going at a much faster pace just because of age. Our advice is to wait until they are seven years old or they are in first grade.
Mistake Two: Instrument
A lot of parents want to choose the instrument for the child. We do not believe that this is a good strategy because we want them to be motivated in what they are doing. In a school like ours, students are able to see other students going into the other rooms, such as the drum...
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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.