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No space for a piano

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FrequentFlyerRandomDent Sat 29-Jun-13 21:32:51

Yamaha P105 is great and takes little space. Plays like a real piano, including weighted keys.

If it is important to you, look at what currently is in your flat. Is everything really needed? Is there a way of doing things differently? Keyboard in corridor?

Also, you have time. When DD1 started. She learnt on a toy keyboard. Her teacher said that provided it had 3 x octaves, it was enough to start with.

ninah Sat 29-Jun-13 21:28:48


ZZZenagain Sat 29-Jun-13 21:27:24

If you don't have any space for a piano, no there is not any real point in her learning to play it IMO. What about an orchestral instrument?

kelda Sat 29-Jun-13 08:14:05

Recorder or violin. In a couple of years. In the meantime, she can learn the notes on a zylophone.

MadeOfStarDust Sat 29-Jun-13 08:12:07

4 is awfully young - mine started lessons at 6 and 7 - their hands were just not big enough til then...

We have an electric piano upstairs (a lot easier to move than a real piano and no tuning needed) - it has been fine so far - grade 3 - teacher said grade 4 would be fine too - she gets to practise for an hour a week on the school piano..., but she will need lots more practise on a real piano for grade 5 and up...

Elquota Sat 29-Jun-13 00:34:40

Agree with Alice. Get a keyboard with weighted keys that feel like piano keys and are touch-sensitive.

Could you also get her a recorder with a beginners book you can help her work through?

Notcontent Sat 29-Jun-13 00:30:39

I have a tiny house. I have moved furniture to make space for the most compact piano I could find. So you can do it if you really want to.
That said, 4 is very young to start.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sat 29-Jun-13 00:17:53

If you get an electric piano, you might want to think about getting a touch sensitive keyboard - has a better "feel" and is more real like a piano (the harder you push down on the key, the louder it is).

savoirfaire Fri 28-Jun-13 23:27:04

I don't think there's any issue at this age with a keyboard on the table. School may have a piano she can practice on.

MilestoneMum Fri 28-Jun-13 23:23:39

Sure, was just thinking ahead. Yes, I have a dining room table, but just one reception room (I dream of 2!)

mummy1973 Fri 28-Jun-13 23:10:22

See if she shows any interest.
Instruments take a lot of practice and they need to want to enjoy it. 4 is very young.

ShoeWhore Fri 28-Jun-13 23:01:47

Lots of Ds' friends learn piano and practise at home on electronic keyboards.

MilestoneMum Fri 28-Jun-13 22:59:33

Her ballet teacher says she is musical but I don't know which instruments to expose her to when she is older.

I was just wondering if I should rule piano out as I feel I will never have space (small modern terrace)

mummy1973 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:56:29

Do you have a dining room table? Keyboard on it? Is she really keen?

MilestoneMum Fri 28-Jun-13 22:52:06

Realistically, sadly, I am never going to have enough money for a house with space for a piano.

Tommy Fri 28-Jun-13 22:48:44

she is only 4
you may move
you can get an electric piano that isn't so big
BUT if she does have piano lessons, you will need a piano

iwantavuvezela Fri 28-Jun-13 22:48:03

Keyboard? These can be used for quite awhile and take up minimalvspace.

MilestoneMum Fri 28-Jun-13 22:46:41

I do not have space for a piano in my house, so is there any point in DD learning to play the piano at some point? She is 4.

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