Yamaha Digital Piano
Let the music flow with a Yamaha digital piano, now available to try in-store
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Why choose a Yamaha Digital Piano?
Founded in 1887, the Yamaha company has grown from humble beginnings to becoming the world’s largest piano manufacturers. With a wide range of instruments available under the Yamaha name, this Japanese company offers a complete solution for musicians looking to create and record music. A digital piano offers a versatile playing experience and can be paired with our professional headphone accessories for quiet practice. Our selection of Yamaha digital pianos are suitable for players of all ages and experience levels. From ambitious learners to experienced professionals, we are confident you will find a digital piano that suits your needs. To explore our full range of Yamaha digital pianos in addition to our Yamaha upright pianos and quality used pianos, visit our Drayton showroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A YAMAHA DIGITAL?
A digital piano is a perfect choice for many people - those who are limited on space, people who may not want a large initial outlay or to spend much time or money maintaining a piano at home. Here is a list of the top reasons a digital piano can be one of the better instruments to consider:
- No maintenance: Due to a digital piano having no hammers or strings, there is no need to have the piano tuned
- Headphone compatibility: Being able to attach headphones to your piano means that practice can occur at any time, day or not, without disturbing anyone else
- Sound quality: The strategic positioning of the speakers means acoustic piano sounds are recreated
- Record yourself: Monitor your own performance by recording and playing back your piano play
- Metronome inbuilt: This helps to develop a rhythmic ability
- App integration: There are many free apps out there compatible with digital pianos to help learn to play the instruments, teach different songs, and grow a player's skill. This can help to ensure motivation and be a fun way of learning for novice players or children.
IS A YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANO AS GOOD AS A YAMAHA ACOUSTIC PIANO?
A Yamaha digital piano is a different instrument than a Yamaha acoustic piano, although both Yamaha instruments can be equally enjoyed by pianists of all levels. The main difference between the instruments is the sounds produced, although similar they are not the same. An acoustic piano's sounds are produced by felt-covered hammers striking steel-wire strings when the piano keys are pressed, a digital piano doesn't have these mechanisms and produces sound through electronic speakers playing back the recordings of acoustic pianos. In addition to original piano sounds, a digital piano leaves a pianist freer to explore the sounds of various instruments such as a church organ, or even guitars, at the touch of a button which can make a performance more varied. It depends on what a player is looking for from their piano as to whether a digital piano or an acoustic would be more suitable.
YAMAHA, WHITE OR BLACK: IS IT BEST TO GET A WHITE YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANO OR A BLACK YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANO SERIES?
The colour of a piano is not going to have any bearing on its playability or sound quality, it's merely cosmetic. Many years ago it was the case that a white piano may lose its colour over time but this issue was rectified by all the major brands, including Yamaha. Most digital pianos, and all made by Yamaha, are coated in polyurethane and this stops any fluids and/or stains from being absorbed into the woodwork of the instruments. A black piano may show fingermarks more prominently than a white, but these are easily removed with a microfibre cloth. When considering the colour, it really is down to what item would look best in the room you're wanting to keep the instruments in.
ARE YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANOS BETTER FOR CHILDREN?
A Yamaha digital piano has lots of fun technology installed to allow for creativity when learning to play the piano. Children can experiment with different sounds, such as; 'church organ', 'guitar', and 'harp', which can help to keep a young learner interested in nurturing the skill of playing the piano. There is also the add on of headphones which parents may appreciate, as well as more self-conscious or dedicated children, who want to play their keyboard for hours on end! If a child is taking keyboard lessons at home or at school then a keyboard is easy to transport to different locations outside of the home - fitting in most car boots and being fairly light to carry. A Yamaha keyboard is also suitable for adult learners or more advanced players too, as there is room for musical expression and skill development. In our shop, you can learn all the information about each item and your children can experiment with any digital piano on our list page they like the look of, free of charge, with no obligation to buy.
CAN I DEVELOP MY SKILLS WITH A YAMAHA DIGITAL, PIANO PACKAGE?
Any piano can help to develop skills but a digital piano has a list of benefits for learning, some of which acoustic pianos don't provide. They're portable, lightweight, require no tuning, and are not sensitive to extreme temperatures or humidity. All of these mean that beginner players can start to play their piano without having to worry about anything else. Digital pianos have headphone jacks and volume controls that allow the practice to be a more private affair and some pianos can be connected to a PC to enable the player to work with a series of intuitive, specialized software and apps which can help, nurture and develop the skill. Most of these are of little cost or even free. There are precision and flexibility provided by these instruments that are required by even the most professional player.