FINDING A PIANO
If you want a piano in your home, you have options!
You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a piano.
Many digital pianos on the market today offer great sound and touch sensitivity at a reasonable price, and many pianists I know have them.
Get the best piano you can afford, whether it's digital or acoustic.
Don't forget to let me know if you get a piano!
I'm excited for you to take the next step toward playing!
Many piano stores sell used pianos. Rick Jones Pianos in Beltsville, MD, sells used pianos that come with a 10-year warranty and lifetime upgrade policy, and they ship their pianos to the 48 contiguous United States! Shop online!
There are many quality digital pianos available.
*Keep in mind that you may want to purchase a keyboard stand as well. Look for bundles.*
Here are a few suggestions:
Under $300 (Amazon prices as of 3/23/20):
The Casio Privia PX-160BK is currently on sale for $449.
The Yamaha P71 is currently priced at $449.
The Roland FP-30 digital piano.
The Yamaha YDP103 Arius series console digital piano.
The Casio PX770 console digital piano.
Kawai and Yamaha also make excellent digital pianos in this category. Check out the Yamaha Avant Grand series and the Kawai ES series.
There are almost always free pianos being advertised on craigslist. Often you have to move it yourself, but with the help of a couple friends, you could potentially find a great deal on an upright. If it's a free grand piano, hiring piano movers is probably your best bet. Be sure to try these pianos before you take them home - make sure all the keys work, ask when it was last tuned, try the pedals. During this Covid-19 pandemic, remember that the virus can live on surfaces for up to a few days - best to leave the piano alone for 3 days before playing it. Keys can be wiped down with lysol wipes or a tissue/cotton ball with alcohol. (I would not recommend this for real ivory keys, but most key covers today are plastic.)