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Things to Consider When Buying a Piano | Acoustic & Digital

Buying The Right Piano| Our Guide for Those in the Market


Buying a Piano is a big step in any families commitment to the art. The option to practice at your own time and location goes a long way towards mastery so this is a common step in the growth of every commited piano student and their family. Let’s look a bit deeper into the journey of buying a piano for beginners.

Honestly when you’re starting out, it’s like walking into a candy store with so many options. You’ve got acoustic pianos, which include those majestic grand pianos and the more space-friendly upright pianos. Then there are digital pianos, which are super versatile while not quite the same. Portable ones are great if you move around a lot, and console digital pianos feel more like traditional pianos.

There are so many options it really all boils down to your needs as a student.

choosing between acoustic piano and digital keyboards is important for beginners looking to buy the best one for them


Cost of Buying a Piano

Setting a budget is key. Pianos can range from affordable to quite pricey. Remember to account for other costs too, like tuning and upkeep. Space is a big deal as well. Got a cozy room? An upright or digital piano might be your best bet. If you’ve got more room, maybe a grand piano is what you need and everyone is unique in their living situation.

The choice between acoustic and digital pianos is a personal one. Acoustic pianos have that authentic sound and feel, while digital pianos offer more features and are easier to move around. Consider why you’re buying a piano. Is it for serious practice, or just for fun? Your goals will guide your choice.

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When you’re looking at different pianos, pay attention to how the keys feel and how the piano sounds. If you’re into tech, check out the piano’s connectivity options it goes a long way toward use if you are taking things the digital route. Some pianos come with really amazing features that can make learning and playing more fun for some students.

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Piano Education  is Important | Do The Research


It’s really important that families looking to buy one do their homework on piano brands. There are some well-known ones like Yamaha and Steinway and other less well known but cheaper options available as well so again it really boils down to your particular needs.

As a best practice we suggest in addition to factoring space and your personal budget that you take the time to read reviews and get advice from more experienced piano players.  any of our piano teachers is more than happy to make suggestions and it’s also a great idea to visit music stores and try out different pianos to see what you like best.

New vs Used Pianos
Deciding between a new or used piano often depends on your budget and condition of the instrument. As the case with most things we usually get what you pay, for so while there are deals on the market & used pianos can be great, but it’s always best to have a technician check them out first before comitting to a purchase.

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If buying a piano feels like a big financial step in terms of an upfront purchase you can also look into a variety of financing options and no matter the case you’ll want to check the warranty and make sure you understand the after-sales support. Delivery and setup are important too – you want your new piano to arrive in perfect condition or if you are installing it that its something workable for you.


So You’ve Purchased a Piano… What’s Next


After you’ve bought your piano, take good care of it. Regular tuning and maintenance will keep it sounding beautiful. Its always a good idea to clean it gently and keep it protect it from extreme temperatures and even humidity as both play a role in the lifespan of your piano.
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*** Did you know On average, a well-built piano is known to last from 50 years to 100 years. As we said above there a variety of factor that play into the overall time that the piano will last for but taking good care of it is always the best idea.  To illustrate the point there are many pianos that are still in great condition that were built before to WWII still in action today***


Remember, buying a piano is just the beginning. Regular practice is what brings it to life. This guide is meant to help you navigate through the choices and find the piano that fits your needs and dreams. Enjoy your musical journey every step of the way.

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