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
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.
I stopped teaching piano two years ago but if I had studens today I would recommend them the Kawai VPC1 with Ravenscroft Samplings If you want real keys combined with the best samplings.
I wrote this article on this setup and how to get the best results from this.
I hope your students find this helpful.
Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.
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