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Should I buy an Acoustic or Electric Piano?

Your choice of an acoustic or electronic piano should be based on what you plan on using the instrument for.

Electronic or digital pianos are amazing instruments with a variety of sounds that can be interfaced with a computer to do multi-track recordings, arranging, printing and much more, certainly not possible with an acoustic piano. For these tasks they are the right tool for the job.


If your intentions are to take piano lessons and learn to play the piano, most teachers will tell you the right tool for the job is an acoustic piano. Although some electronic pianos have added touch sensitivity and key weight to their instruments, they do not respond at all like a real piano with some 2800 moving parts in the action.

Many families start their children on electronic pianos or keyboards to see if there is an interest, but ultimately find it necessary to buy an acoustic piano for progress to continue beyond an elementary level.