Choosing an Instrument
You will need to have access to an instrument. When choosing a piano or keyboard, budget is often an important factor. Almost all pianos have 88 keys, and have all of the preferred benefits and features. A local piano technician or piano tuner can provide valuable advice, and can often at times assist when considering purchasing a second-hand instrument.
When choosing an electronic keyboard, there are certain features to look for. The more features, the more the cost.
Use the following guidelines (in order of importance):
• Minimum of 61 regular-sized keys
• If affordable, an 88-key digital piano or keyboard would be ideal
• A sustain pedal (not a sustain ‘button’)
• Touch sensitive keys
• Weighted keys
Obviously there are numerous other features, many of which come as ‘standard’ on many of today’s modern instruments. These, whilst potentially interesting and/or beneficial, are not a necessary part of a successful Simply Music experience. If you do not have an instrument, and are unable to afford one, you may find that a friend, relative or neighbor who has an instrument, is often willing to allow you to practice on theirs. In addition, many churches and community service groups often have a piano that is somewhat accessible.
|Recommended Tuners||Piano Stores|
11808 Cryer Ave.
Omaha, NE 68144
334.7981 or 334.9255
Dick Carlson, Keyboard Manager
7355 Dodge St. 68114
Recommended by Reniers
4433 So. 84th St,
Omaha, NE 68127
|Renier Pianos & Keyboards
4900 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68132