Keyboard or Real Piano?


This is probably one of my most favorite topics to talk about. There are way too many parents that are debating on whether or not to buy a keyboard or real piano. Real pianos are those that are upright or grand. And if you still have any questions on this topic, please leave a comment down below and I will answer all of them.

Benefits of a keyboard:

A keyboard is definitely a cheap alternative to buying a $5,000 piano. And if you were only trying to test the waters to see if your child will like the piano, I highly suggest sticking with a keyboard. A keyboard will be good for students to use because it works. The keys are also soft. Why is this important? Students need to know that a keyboard will be easy to play. An actual piano will have keys that are weighted. When they are weighted, it will be more difficult to press. All in all, I suggest sticking with a keyboard for the first two years and then upgrading to an actual piano.

Benefits of a real piano:

Like I said, the debate will always be ongoing. It is ultimately up to you as a parent to decide what is best for your child. Your piano teacher can only offer suggestions on what to do. If you can’t afford a real piano right now, it is okay to buy a keyboard. Do not feel ashamed. A keyboard is great! You have to embrace this process and know that a keyboard is also an investment.

A real piano will be the best, excellent choice. I would suggest this for intermediate students. These students need to practice on a real piano to help them level up to be an expert. There is no comparison. The keyboard will limit your playing ability and hinder you from developing some skills. If you can afford this option, buying a real piano will be the best choice.

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2 thoughts on “Keyboard or Real Piano?

  1. Real pianos can be very expensive though. I just had the inner workings of my 1978 Yamaha Baby Grand replaced. Backchecks, bridge, haammers, keys, dampers……. Everything. $7,000 plus labor. Far less expensive, though, than paying $21,000 for a comparable but new Yamaha Baby Grand. Thus I can see letting the little one get started on a keyboard.

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    1. Yes! I totally agree. Little kids might inevitably break an expensive piano too. I wouldn’t trust them with a baby grand. My heart would skip a beat! Last week, one of my students ripped a key from her piano! 😦


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