Students are engaged and energized by the sounds that they create. Better instruments allow the pianist to create a higher quality sound. My guidance is to provide the best quality instrument that you can afford.
What If They Quit?
Parents face a real dilemma in whether to invest in a better quality instrument. One logical path is to get an older, used piano that won’t cost too much and upgrade later.
A Modern Alternative
Even a young children recognizes that a toy piano is just a toy. A modern, touch sensitive piano offers a great alternative to an acoustic instrument. Newer electronic pianos allow greater control over their sound as they possess a wide range of tones, rhythms and voices. A console instrument with built-in pedals is required.