What Type of Piano Will Your Child Need for Lessons
What Type Of Piano Will Your Child Need For Lessons?
If you want to help your child learn to play piano then it makes sense that you need a piano for routine practicing, because we all know that practice makes perfect. I am surprised when people ask if their child needs a piano to take lessons. There is not much in life you learn well without readily accessible, good quality tools to acquire proficiency.
One of the first questions parents usually ask when considering piano lessons is regarding what kind of piano to buy if there is not one already in the home. My answer as a piano teacher is “buy the absolute best piano you can buy, even for your Preschooler.” This picture says it all! If you want your child to succeed, you give them an instrument that can help them develop their finger strength and fine motor skills easily while able to produce a pleasing sound as they play and sing their songs.
The budget is usually an important consideration so get the best used piano you can find or preferably, a digital heavy weighted keyboard that always stays in tune. Older pianos that you get for free usually sound old and often get out of tune, but there are great deals to find, so check Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and similar sites for a good piano that fits your budget and space.
If your budget is tight, feel free to invest in a lightweight keyboard when your child starts the Pianokids lessons (you will spend about $100 for a new one, others are cheaper at Pawn shops but may not work very long), but please plan on upgrading within a few months to a piano with heavy weighted keys. Just keep on the lookout for the deals because it is important to develop strength in those little fingers as soon as possible. You want your child to develop good hand and finger position. This directly affects how quickly they will achieve coordination making it easier to enjoy playing the fun songs they will learn in this program.