Hi, I'm new here and I would like to buy my kid a new Piano this coming holiday. Do you have any recommendation or suggestions on what to buy for my 7 year old son? I was looking online these sites

http://www.instrumenttop.com/best-piano-for-beginners/

http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/keyboard-buying-...

Thanks,

Jason

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Hi, stick with Yamaha or the Casio Previa. The Yamaha Clavinola series are great digital pianos, as well as the YPG series. The most important thing is how it feels- it should as close to an acoustic piano as possible.

The Casio Previa is a pro keyboard at an entry level price. The feel is great and it has built in speakers for a nice sound. I know a lot of professional players who use them on gigs where an acoustic piano is not avaialble.


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