Buying Guide: How to Buy Your First Keyboard

A good beginner keyboard is an ideal instrument for students embarking on their musical education. Light enough to be transported, the best keyboard models teach students skills they transfer to full-size pianos. In this keyboard buying guide, we’ll examine your options, whether you’re buying an instrument for a student or searching for the best keyboard for beginner adults (it’s never too late to learn to play).

00:00 Intro
00:34 The Best Keyboard for Beginners
01:00 Attributes of Good Keyboards
03:29 Buying Keyboard Accessories
03:53 What is a Keyboard Workstation?
04:19 Advantages of a Keyboard Workstation
04:34 Disadvantages of a Keyboard Workstation
04:50 What is an Arranger Keyboard?
05:07 Advantages and Disadvantages of an Arranger Keyboard
05:29 What is a Synthesizer?
05:49 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Synthesizer
06:11 What is a Digital Piano?
06:46 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Digital Piano
07:19 What is a Midi Controller Keyboard?
07:40 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Midi Controller Keyboard
08:37 Do You Need a Keyboard Amplifier?
08:49 Pro Tip: Use Headphones for Keyboard Practice
09:10 Amount of Keyboard Keys to Consider
10:10 The 88 Key Keyboard for Beginners
10:28 Best Keyboard Brands for Beginners
11:17 Advantages of a New Keyboard vs. a Used Keyboard Piano
12:27 Learn Keyboard at School of Rock

With over 250 locations worldwide, School of Rock is the largest music education company in the world. Each year tens of thousands of kids take their very first music lesson and within months perform in a real rock concert, at a real venue.

Our unique performance-based curriculum pushes students to develop in-depth musical skills through individual instruction, rehearsals, and performances with fellow students.

With programs suited for any age or skill level, we can help your child become a great musician.

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