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Recommendations for a keyboard for a 9 year old about to start piano lessons at school

(7 Posts)
bigTillyMint Wed 10-Sep-08 19:31:47

Anyone got any tips on what to look for?

Elasticwoman Wed 10-Sep-08 21:00:00

Touch sensitive keys
same height from the floor as a piano
keys same size as piano
At least 5 octaves
sustaining pedal (can often be bought separately).

WilfSell Wed 10-Sep-08 21:03:05

WE have something by Yamaha and it has about 6 fewer keys than a piano, touch sensitive keys etc... My old piano teacher reckoned it was fine for a beginner/intermediate player.

Could I just hijack this thread ever so slightly and ask what the going rate is for school piano lessons? DS is about to start too...

bambi06 Wed 10-Sep-08 21:06:08

£62.50 for 10 lessons [15 mins] in se london

WilfSell Wed 10-Sep-08 21:26:24

so 11 quid for 20 mins would be quite a lot then?

smartiejake Thu 11-Sep-08 00:22:21

Going rate is about £14/15 for half an hour lesson. £11 sounds not unreasonable.
Definitely get Yamaha for a decently priced option- the sound is better than any other keyboard I have heard.

janinlondon Thu 11-Sep-08 09:59:39

Check with the school teacher first. Some will not countenance an electronic keyboard.

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