This page is updated regularly and we try to find the most practical, yet quality choices for instruments. These are not toys.
Note: Please consider purchasing using the links on this page as some of the links may provide us with a small referral fee which supports our school.
While a quality acoustic piano is a wonderful instrument and can never be matched by an electric/digital one, the maintenance and cost of a high quality upright or baby grand or grand is usually more than most parents of beginning students want to spend. I’ll address acoustic pianos in the future. For now, here’s some recommended electronic keyboards.
Here’s a video that explains what to look for in a Digital Piano
Adrian plays his dulcimer which he put together with his Dad. Note the flames! This is a fantastic beginning string instrument for kids. The one I’m recommending is created specifically for classrooms as it has a cardboard body that will last 20 years with some basic care.
This is a very affordable instrument at around $50 and you can even paint in crazy colors or put stickers on it. The tuners really do stay in tune. Purchase at Backyard Music.