Choosing an Instrument


There are a number of things to consider when choosing a traditional piano, clavinova, digital piano or keyboard.  If budget is a consideration, look into purchasing a second-hand piano or keyboard.  Talk to friends and family to see if they know of anyone who has a piano or keyboard for sale.  You can also find some great deals online at sites such as craigslist and eBay

Although pianos have traditionally been the instrument of choice, technological advances have made keyboards an option worthy of considering.  A quality keyboard will work just as well--with the added benefit of options such as sounds, percussion, and, of course, portability! 

When choosing an electronic keyboard, there are certain features to look for. The more features, the more the cost. Use the following guidelines:
(in order of importance)


• Minimum of 61 regular-sized keys
• If affordable, an 88-key digital piano or keyboard would be ideal
• A sustain pedal (not a sustain ‘button’)
• Touch sensitive keys
• Weighted keys.

Obviously there are numerous other features, many of which
come as ‘standard’ on many of today’s modern instruments.
These, whilst potentially interesting and/or beneficial, are not a
necessary part of a successful Simply Music experience.

If you do not have an instrument, and are unable to afford one,
you may find that a friend, relative or neighbor who has an
instrument, is often willing to allow you to practice on theirs.
In addition, many churches and community service groups often have a piano that is somewhat accessible.

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Teen Girl Playing Keyboard
Couple Playing and Singing
Couple Playing Piano