Below is our Buying Guide for those who are in need of an instrument. CLICK HERE to skip the buying guide and go directly to our instrument recommendations and purchase area.
PIANOS / KEYBOARDS
We believe that in most cases, an acoustic piano is the best option for a piano student. However, we understand that not all families are able to, or want to, invest in an acoustic piano when first starting lessons. For these families, we recommend the following when purchasing a keyboard:
Touch sensitive keys (sometimes called touch response).
At least 76 keys (88 is full size)
The ability to plug in a sustain/damper pedal for when it's needed.
A keyboard stand and keyboard bench are also required in order to place the student's hands and arms at the appropriate height, giving them the ability to develop proper technique. Please DO NOT invest in a keyboard and lessons, only to skip these two important accessories and use a kitchen chair and a table!
Starlight has selected three keyboards that we recommend to our students, at three different price points. Visit our Amazon store to view and purchase these keyboards. We have also selected the necessary accessories for your keyboard: a stand and a bench and have included our recommendations for these products in our Amazon store..
Starlight has a variety of acoustic and electric guitar packages recommended on our Amazon store. Guitar students need the following accessories:
A guitar stand and/or bag are also strongly recommended so you have a safe place to store your guitar when not in use.
See our guitar recommendations HERE.