Piano questions and answers.
Q/ Dear Mark,
I’ve had piano lessons throughout my school years – more or less because each one of us 5 siblings ‘had to learn an instrument’. Little did I know that I would so appreciate the effort my parents put in to give us the gift of playing an instrument. While our family grew up, there wasn’t much time to play the piano – encouraged both daughters to learn to play – one did piano and then clarinet… might pick it up again in a few years… the other was more interested in sport and acrobatics.
I’m retired now and have still got my original piano which I bought from new with one of my first savings. I’m not really happy with the sound and the way I cannot really play ‘piano’ or ‘pianissimo’ – absolutely perfect on the loud sounds…. So I wondered if I should go down the digital route??? Or exchange the piano??
Many thanks again and best wishes from
R/ Hi Anny
An acoustic piano is always best, if you’re
budget will allow.
A good quality acoustic piano that has a full
tone and responsive key feel will cost in the
region of £2,500 to £3,000.
The Broadway BU-109 is a piano I particularly like…
It has a warm piano tone and is suitable for
anyone learning right up to grade 8 level.
This is because the keys are sensitive and
allow you to play over a very wide range
of dynamics without having to work hard.
Otherwise, going down the digital piano route
I recommend either the Yamaha CLP535 or
These are both very nice pianos and cost under
£1,500. Really good value considering they are
suitable for all levels of playing ability.
Let me know if you have any questions.