I get a lot of beginning students. During my interview with the parents and the student, I always ask about the type of instrument available at home. As a result, I'm often asked whether it is necessary to have a real piano to practice on at home. This led me to write a blog entry on why it's important to have a real piano at home to practice on.
The funny thing is, usually after I explain why the parent should look into buying/renting a real piano, the next question I get is, what kind do I recommend? And honestly, I didn't have a good answer for this one so I went looking around online! There's actually quite a bit of information out there on finding and buying a piano.
Here's one that I think is really insightful and thorough look at piano in general and what to look for in a piano. I found it on The Gist Piano Center website. Take a look at this Pianos 101 guide before you go out looking for a piano! And if you haven't read my blog entry on the four important reasons for having a real piano, you can read it here!
Did you find the guide helpful? Have more questions about buying a piano? Ask it in the comments section below!
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