Digital pianos are a great place to start for beginning piano students. When I first started piano lessons I decided to start with a digital piano for several reasons. First, I was not sure that I had the time to make a serious commitment to lessons, and I was not sure whether I would continue to be interested in learning to play. So instead of investing a lot of money in a traditional acoustic piano I chose a digital one.
- cost effective
- do not require regular maintenance
- take up less space
- are easier to transport
- are great for people with limited hand strength
Another benefit to the acoustic digital piano buyer is, that to a beginning student, they are easier to play if you have weak hands. I found it much easier to press the keys on my digital piano than on the acoustic one at my piano teacher’s home. I think digital pianos are better for beginners, especially children who have smaller fingers.
Learning to play the piano is a rewarding experience for both adults and children. I started taking lessons as an adult. Although it was a lot of fun and I managed to master the basics, I think it is more challenging for beginning adult piano students. Personally, I wish my parents would have signed me up for lessons as a child. Why don’t you buy a digital piano for yourself or your child and enjoy the amazing gift of music?