Posted Mar 31, 2011 by Brian Jenkins - 4 Comments

Beginner Piano Keyboards

Beginner Piano Keyboards

Buying a keyboard can be a daunting task. We recommend that you read our “How to Buy a Keyboard” article to learn more. To simplify the process even further, we have done the research for you. Below are some examples of keyboards at different price ranges that will work well for the beginning piano student. We have searched the web for the best prices on the below mentioned keyboards.

Casio-CTK3200 – This is a very simple, inexpensive keyboard. You shouldn’t buy anything more simplistic for a beginner. You can order it online at amazon, or it is often available at your local Costco.

  • 61 Keys
  • Touch sensitive
  • Built-in speakers
  • Stereo headphones included
  • Stand included
  • Power adapter included
  • Keys not weighted
  • Cost from amazon.com
    • Keyboard – $149.95Buy it here
    • Free Shipping
    • Grand Total = $149.95

 

Casio-WK245 – This is a great, inexpensive keyboard for beginners. You can buy it online at amazon.com. The total online price is $199.00. With the Casio-WK245 you’re going to be spending $49.05 more than the Casio-CTK3200. The biggest difference between these two keyboards is that the WK245 has 76 keys where the CTK3200 has only 61. If the $50 doesn’t feel like a big difference, this is an easy choice over the Casio-CTK3200. It may also be available at Costco.

  • 76 Keys
  • Touch sensitive
  • Built-in speakers
  • Keys not weighted
  • Headphones included
  • Stand not included
  • Power adapter included
  • Cost from amazon.com

Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano – This is definitely one of the most inexpensive 88 key, weighted keyboards on the market. It’s a steal for only $299.99 from Amazon. It’s a $100.99 upgrade from the Casio-WK245, but you’re getting quite a bit for your money. The Williams Allegro should work well for just about anyone through years of piano lessons.

  • 88 keys
  • Touch sensitive
  • Weighted keys
  • Built-in speakers
  • Power adapter included
  • Cost from Amazon
    • Keyboard – $299.99Buy it here
    • Stand – $21.47Buy it here
    • Optional Pedal (not needed for beginning students) – $19.00Buy it here
    • Free shipping when bought from Amazon
    • Grand Total = $340.46 (with optional pedal)

 

Williams Rhapsody 88 Key Digital Piano – It looks like an acoustic piano with a dark wood grain finish. It has everything you would need as a beginner or even as a more experienced player. If you want to start learning piano, but also want a nice piece of furniture, this is one of the most inexpensive options. It also includes three pedals. The digital piano is available online at amazon.com.

  • 88 keys
  • Touch sensitive
  • Weighted keys
  • Built-in speakers
  • Stand Included
  • Three pedals included
  • Power adapter included
  • Cost from amazon.com
    • Keyboard – $499.99Buy it here
    • Piano Bench – $55.99Buy it here
    • Free shipping
    • Grand Total = $555.98

 

With the above keyboards I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. If you have bought any of these instruments please let us know in the comments! Your comments will help other potential buyers make a wise purchase!

Please note that we try to keep this article up to date with the best bargain keyboard buys. It was last updated on 6/29/2016.