Piano Brands: A Beginner’s Guide
If you’re new to the world of piano, it can be difficult to differentiate between all the different manufacturers. Even walking into your local piano showroom can be an overwhelming experience, with dozens of different brands and styles wherever you look.
If you’re considering investing in a piano, it’s important to do your research. Some brands specialise in different styles of pianos and keyboards, and it’s a good idea to learn about the industry leaders. Read through our handy guide for a crash course on the best piano brands on the market.
Yamaha: An Industry Authority
Yamaha has been the first choice for orchestras, performers and composers for decades. If you’ve ever seen your favourite piano star perform live it’s likely they were playing a Yamaha piano. Yamaha offers an enormous range of instruments, from electronic pianos to grand pianos.
Don’t feel intimidated though, Yamaha offers instruments at all price points. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, investing in a Yamaha will ensure you enjoy decades of rich sound and superior quality.
Casio: Your Keyboard Specialists
There are many benefits to choosing an electric piano over a traditional acoustic piano. Keyboards are lighter, easier to transport, and can fit in smaller homes. Digital pianos also offer recording capabilities that most traditional pianos cannot deliver. If you’re considering an electronic piano for your home, Casio is your best bet.
Casio has a proud history of producing keyboards that allow their performers to shine. A Casio keyboard is a great present for a beginner piano player, so they can learn the basics before upgrading to an acoustic piano.
When it comes to pianos, Roland has long been one of the industry’s great innovators. Since releasing the world’s first touch-sensitive electric piano in 1974, Roland has led the way in piano technology.
If your home isn’t quite large enough to accommodate a traditional piano, Roland is your first call. They offer a range of compact digital pianos, ideal for musicians who require a more compact instrument. While these instruments may be smaller than average, they certainly make up for it in sound quality, durability and style.
Roland also produces an amazing range of keyboards, upright pianos and grand pianos.
Other Favourite Brands
Unless you’re a master piano player, it’s likely there are a few brands you haven’t yet discovered. There’s a whole world of pianos out there! Alex Steinbach creates gorgeous instruments that are sure to become the centrepiece of your home.
For something completely different, an organ offers a piano alternative for serious musicians. American brand Rogers builds the very finest organs and organ hybrids, and Makin creates traditional English church organs that deliver an incredible range of sounds.
It’s important to select a piano that suits your needs, so you should always shop in person at a trusted piano store. Drop in and visit the Pianoforte team at one of our various locations across Sydney. Our team are passionate about matching musicians with their perfect piano, so contact us today.