Keyboard & Piano FAQ for Yamaha Students

Do we have to have a keyboard or piano at home?
Yes. For ages 4 and above, the Yamaha curriculum is sequential and requires consistent at-home practice. Ideally, you should purchase your keyboard before the beginning of the semester. You must have a keyboard by the second class.

Do we have to buy a “top of the line” keyboard or piano?
An entry level YAMAHA keyboard is fine for the beginning student, as long as it has a minimum of 61-88 keys and touch sensitive. Upon completion of the 1st year of study, we recommend purchasing a digital or acoustic piano, such as a YAMAHA Clavinova, YAMAHA upright, or YAMAHA grand piano.

Can we purchase the same keyboard that is used in the class?
The simple answer is sometimes. The school prides itself on having the finest and most technologically advanced instruments available for its students, so we routinely upgrade the teaching instruments, at which time the classroom models are made available for sale. If you are interested in one of the class room instruments or a similar instrument please let your teacher know and they will assist you with a salesperson who can advise you of all your instrument options.

Do we have to purchase a keyboard stand and stool?
Yes, an adjustable keyboard stand and stool helps to encourage correct posture at the keyboard.

We already have a keyboard or piano at home. Can we use this?
Yes, as long as the keyboard has at least 61-88 keys with an adjustable bench and stand. Acoustic pianos must be tuned on a regular basis.

Instrument Purchase or Rental To purchase or rent an instrument, please reach out to our partner, Keyboard Concepts.