Any advice on which digital piano to get? I grew up with a 'normal' piano and would love my children to learn but we don't really have enough downstairs space for a traditional piano. So was going to get a digital one. Any recommendations would be appreciated (and sources of second hand ones?)
The local music shop by East Dulwich station always have a few digital pianos in stock. The Casio CDP-120 is a very good price (about £299) and doesn't take up much space. If you have a bigger budget, try the Celviano AP-450 (around £800).
The added benefit of digital is being able to turn it down or use headphones. As a child I hated everyone hearing me practice. Now learning as an adult with a digital piano (Yamaha Arius) and digital headphones and it means I can happily play in the evenings once the kids are in bed. My eldest daughter likes it too as she gets a little more independent and self-conscious. A good investment - good luck with the choice!
@nunheadmum - thank you! I'm excited but a bit nervous about buying a digital piano, I'm a bit of a purist!! But have heard lots of good stuff about them. Hoping I can actually find the time to practice every day myself!
Hi, I've just purchased ( arriving tomorrow) the yamaha DGX-660 for the same reasons as you re space. It's £600 and is a great hammer action electric piano as well as having loads of bells and whistles to p7lay with..... 5 track recorder, sound effect, rhythms, instrument voices. Looking forward to my son learning piano basics but having a lot of creative fun too..... And I'm going to try and brush up my skills too. I ordered through epianos.co.uk - their website has a lot of review and comparison videos. Plus visited Musicland in Downham to physically try out a few. Good luck!
I very recently bought a Yamaha P-45, which is their entry level 88-key digital piano. Lovely graded hammer action and all the benefits digital pianos offer as mentioned by other posters. As I wasn't sure how much the children would take to it, I didn't want to spend a fortune but I've been delighted with it.
Welcome to pop round and have a play on it to see what you think!