A Piano Keyboard: Tips for Buying One

Need a piano keyboard to go along with all those lessons you've been wanting to take? Well, you should know that not all are considered equal.

Go straight to the keyboard store.


You'll see a lot of keyboards listed under how many keys they have. The minimum amount you should have is 61. A full piano has 88 keys. You probably won't need that many unless you want to play more advanced Classical music.

Child size? No. Don't buy a mini keyboard with child size keys if you're putting your child in piano lessons. Regular keys are not too big and child size just gets confusing for learning the spacing of notes.

Touch Sensitive!

really important aspect of a keyboard is it being touch sensitive. That means that when you press a key lightly, it will play the note quietly. And vice versa. This really makes a difference but you don't have to have it. It makes it more like a piano.


Pedal's are really nice to have and an important part of playing the piano. What a damper pedal does is join notes together so that if you lift your hand off the piano, the notes are still ringing.

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A Stand

Get one! You need it. Make sure you get a keyboard that comes with a stand. Most should. You don't need to get a stool or bench though.


Good brands that I recommend are Casio and Yamaha. Roland is a bit more advanced. I myself have a Casio keyboard and it's good.

Those are the main things to consider when buying a piano keyboard. You don't have to get one with a drum machine and all sorts of fancy sounds. In truth, most people try the sounds once and then just play a few favourite sounds.

Go to the keyboard store.

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