In this digital age, it's no surprise that more and more students are beginning their piano study on digital pianos. Just as group-based, computer-aided learning has infused modern schools with new teaching techniques, so digital pianos have infused modern piano studios with a host of new tools for teaching piano lessons. With amazingly authentic piano sounds, gravity-based hammer action keyboards, extended life spans, and tuning-free operation, digital pianos are gaining a foothold in piano studios everywhere.
Digital pianos come in all shapes, sizes, and quality levels. Make sure you choose a one that will help your student advance. Don't be swayed by flashy lights. Focus on the best sound, touch, and construction you can find.
As the area's largest piano outlet, Gist is able to obtain the very best values from the most respected names in the digital piano business, including Roland and Yamaha. Every year, we select the brands that offer our clients the finest playing and sounding instruments at prices they won't find anywhere else. Guaranteed.
Should you choose a digital piano or a keyboard?
While it is possible during the first couple of months of lessons to begin learning basic notes and rhythms on a keyboard, you will not be able to develop the proper musculature to play a piano. You will also lack the necessary control over loud and soft sounds that pianists call “Proper Technique.” Ideally, your student should start on a piano or digital piano with a gravity hammer action. Most students who begin on keyboards get frustrated and quit within the first year of piano study. A digital piano, however, offers a much more authentic piano sound and touch and may make an acceptable starter instrument for you or your student. Let a professional at Gist Piano Center help you find the right instrument to begin your musical journey.
What is the difference between a digital piano and a Clavinova?
In short, digital pianos are Clavinovas. The brand name "Clavinova" specifically refers to a select group of Yamaha digital pianos. Clavinova is to digital pianos what Klenex is to tissues.