Many people looking to buy a digital piano don’t really know where to start. There are so many models and variations on the market that it’s hard to know what sets them apart. However, I’m going to try to dispel a couple of these myths and breathe some clarity into what is a very confusing field. One … Read more What is polyphony on a digital piano?
As far as composing goes nowadays, nobody is sitting at their piano with a pencil and some sheets of staff paper. Gone are the days of writing piano sonatas by candlelight; everybody now has either a laptop with Sibelius on it or an iPad for their composing software. But what about the piano you use? … Read more The 4 Best Digital Pianos for Composing
Many people buy digital pianos for the many benefits they provide over acoustic pianos. They save space, they’re lighter, they’re cheaper and they don’t require tuning every few months. However, when you buy a digital piano, it’s necessary to make compromises. You have to settle for the fact that the action is probably not going … Read more Which digital piano has the best sound?
When it comes to purchasing a digital piano or keyboard, there are literally hundreds of options on the market. It’s very easy for a pianist to become overwhelmed with the options available. There are just so many choices for all price ranges and all abilities. You could just as easily drop $100 on a cheap … Read more The 5 Best Digital Pianos for Beginners
For those learning to play the piano, the challenge of learning to read music plus learning how to play the instrument can be a real turn off. Indeed, as a piano teacher of many years, I’ve noticed this in many students – they begin very excited at the prospect of learning their favourite songs, but … Read more Should you buy a digital piano with light up keys?
There are lots of different varieties of piano out there; digital pianos, acoustic pianos, keyboards. They all differ in many ways, one of which is the amount of keys they have. Generally, acoustic pianos have a full 88 key keyboard. However, there are a smaller subset of digital pianos that are excellent for teaching, learning … Read more The Best 76 Key Weighted Digital Piano 2020
We’ve all needed to move house at one point or another. Whether you’re going to college, moving to a bigger place to start a family or taking your first steps into the real world by moving out from your parents’ house, it’s the same. If you’re a pianist, moving presents just a tiny little bit more … Read more How to transport a digital piano
Pianos are heavy. Real heavy. You might be surprised at how heavy they are if you’ve ever tried to move one. There’s a reason piano moving is a profession – it takes an enormous amount of skill and strength to move a piano safely, and it’s not something you can do yourself. Digital pianos are not … Read more How much does a digital piano weigh?
Digital pianos offer excellent benefits over acoustic pianos in some situations. They’re more affordable, more accessible and most importantly, they’re quieter, meaning that now you can practice whenever you want. Or so it would seem. Your digital piano’s key noise might shock you when you finally get it home and start practicing it. What you thought … Read more 4 Ways to Deal with Digital Piano Key Noise
Throughout my time teaching and playing the piano, I’ve often come across this question. It’s usually from advanced students, who are looking to take their music-making seriously and want to progress as quickly and efficiently as possible. They’re often concerned that the instrument, often a digital piano, that they’re practicing on might hinder them. And … Read more Will Practicing on a Digital Piano Ruin my Technique?