There may come a time when you made experienced the requirement to purchase or rent a piano or keyboard of your own. But this is not something that should be done in a hurry. Before you pull out your checkbook to make the purchase, you need to think carefully about what kind of keyboard you want and even what you can afford. In this section we will help you make the choice between the various options of keyboards and pianos that are available to you to purchase or rent period.
You will need to deal with issues like whether you want to go for an acoustic instrument or you want to purchase a digital keyboard.
Either of these could be right for you. Basically what you want to do is make the right choice that is an ideal fit to your requirement as well as your lifestyle. After all, you don’t change pianos or the keyboard every so often. Since you are going to be using it for some time, you need to make sure that you make the right choice.
Buy an acoustic piano or a digital keyboard? This is the 1st question that is going to arise. They want to purchase an acoustic piano or a digital keyboard. This choice should be based on your lifestyle, your budget and your requirement. The best way to go about this is to list some pros and cons for both the acoustic and a digital keyboard. There is also the additional option of buying a hybrid piano which combines the features of both the acoustic and the digital. Of course this option can tend to get more expensive than either of the above.
Before you step into a store to make the purchase or to have a look around, it is a good idea to on some of your questions truthfully to yourself.
- How much can you afford to spend? Nothing, less than 1000, $1000-$5000, more than $10,000.
- Where do you live? At home with your parents, college dormitory or an apartment, a house.
- How much extra space to have to accommodate the musical instrument? None, space for small player, space for an extra couch, space enough to house a full-fledged stage 9 foot grand piano.
- How long have you been playing the piano? One day, less than a year, 1-5 years, more than 5 years.
If the answers to about questions have been mostly either of the 1st 2 options am a you are probably not ready to purchase a piano just yet. If you have answered mostly either of the last 2 options, it is time to get ready with your finances and start hunting for your dream instrument.