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Keyboard - Where To Buy

We suggest visiting your local music shop - the staff should be able to assist you with the specifics of buying a keyboard (as there can be so many options to consider!). Keyboards are widely available at almost any music instrument retailer, at stores like KMart/BigW/Target and from various online sellers.

 

You will need a keyboard with at least 49 keys (and more is fine, with 88 being the same size as a piano). The keys must be full size (i.e. same size as piano keys).

 

As a general price guide, somewhere in the range of $100 to $300 can buy you a suitable beginners keyboard. If you want to spend a little more (for instance, $500) you will be able to purchase a great quality keyboard which will last a long time. Casio, Roland, and Yamaha are all good brands, and provide different options depending how many functions you would like. A recording function is always useful as your child can record their practice and listen back - a great tool for self-improvement.

 

A pedal attachment is not necessary for beginners, but we always recommend it is good to have eventually - simply because it's great for kids to explore the different sounds they can create on a keyboard (the pedal sustains the sound). Students normally start using the pedal once they are at an intermediate to advanced level.

Acoustic Guitar - Where To Buy

Buying a guitar can be very confusing as they come in all shapes, sizes and types - right down to the various types of strings!
 

Regardless of where you purchase a guitar, please always use nylon strings for beginner students as they are much easier to play than any other kind of string. We also recommend students have access to a tuner (there are many options including free apps). The exact guitar sizing will depend on your child’s size, but commonly younger students purchase a ½ or ¾ sized guitar.

Guitars are widely available at almost any music instrument retailer, at stores like KMart/BigW/Target and from various online sellers.

Updated on 02/07/2020

Primary Music Institute Central Coast

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