Choosing a traveling (Portable) digital piano for myself

digital piano panorama

Apologetically, I must admit that as an acoustic piano purist, I often need an electronic when I’m doing a dinner party gig and there’s no viable alternative. The house piano might be virtually impossible to play or there’s no real piano on the premises.

And while I love my Yamaha Arius YDP-141 for its touch/tonal dimension, its console size impedes easy transport to venues outside the home.

So that’s why I found myself at Guitar Center in neighboring Emeryville scoping out various hammer-weighted digitals. (By the way, I’m planning a jaunt to the Pre-school across the fence from my pea-pod size apartment, so the portable will be perfect for the occasion. I will give the little ones a small dose of Kabalevsky Children’s pieces, while adding in a few Schumann Album for the Young miniatures)

To cut a long story short, I wanted to share my Guitar Center excursion and why I picked and purchased the digital that I did:

Fur Elise

Finally, Yamaha P-115 is definitely the best bang for the buck!

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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7 Responses to Choosing a traveling (Portable) digital piano for myself

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  4. Ha well this post, and a lot of research on-line following reading it has convinced me I need to sell my S90XS and buy a P255. Thanks Shirley and enjoy your new choice!

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  5. Amazing blog!! Such interesting posts and point of view, thank you!

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