I wondered if anyone could recommend a piano or digital piano for DD9 to use at home. She is due to start lessons as a beginner but will obviously need her own instrument at home for practice. Neither DH nor I are musical so don’t want to spend a fortune if we can help it!
We have a Clavinova , it’s very old now as I bought it new 28 yrs ago but it has weighted keys and plays as well as any upright piano I’ve ever played . You should be able to pick one up second hand for a reasonable price.
A digital piano can be a fairly inexpensive option - all you need is a full 88 key keyboard, with weighted keys. Don't worry about all the extra bells and whistles some offer. They're nice and compact too if space is an issue, I have a Korg I bought to take to uni so I could squeeze it into my halls room. It's still working perfectly 10 years later. There's also the added benefit of being able to use headphones for practice.
I find the teachers are mostly anti digital. Some are a bit of a snob. I love my p120. I sold my aucoustic upright and bought it when I was at university. I have it for nearly 20 years now and never regretted. No maintence, portable and I can play it with headphones on.
Good starting point. My DD (she’s been playing 3 years) refuses to have an electronic piano. She just prefers an acoustic- her teacher had even offered us a clavinova to save on tuning costs etc but she wasn’t interested. We now have a quite nice Yamaha upright on long term loan from friends but with hopes for a u3 long term.