Acoustic pianos used to be the centre piece for any family if you go back in time a hundred and fifty years or so. The Victorians loved their pianos and piano playing was a popular past time for many people and proved to be an excellent source of entertainment at parties and the like. Even before the Victorian Era, pianos were vastly popular and even Georgian households were often adorned with a piano. For many more well off families, a piano was a decorative piece of furniture as much as it was an instrument to be played. Due to this, there are some magnificently decorated grand pianos out there that would undoubtedly have been the centrepiece of a room in their hay day. Over the centuries, as technologies have changed and tastes have evolved the piano has been pushed to the back corner of the room to make way for televisions, games consoles, and goodness knows what else.
Rise in electric piano technology
The saving grace of the piano is the digital piano. Through a number of impressive advancements in digital technology, electric pianos have now taken up a massive chunk of the piano market. Digital pianos are fun, easy, and an absolute bargain compared to an acoustic piano. There are many professional pianists out there who are now avid believers that the digital piano is the way forward. They are accessible to anyone and everyone and are a great way to learn… Of course if you just want it to look pretty in your front room, there are also digital pianos that would make a great centre piece and talking point. There really is something out there for everyone!
Buy an electric piano today!
If you want to get learning the piano or buy an electric piano for a young one, there are a whole load of fantastic entry level pianos, for example the Chase P-40 and the Chase P-55. While there are entry level electric pianos that would see you to grade eight and beyond, there are some higher standard pianos that are really beautiful instruments that are definitely worth a look at, for example the KDP-90 from Kawai.