The Differences Between a Digital Piano and a Keyboard

Do you know the difference between a digital piano and a keyboard?

Working in a piano shop for a number of years has made one thing desperately obvious to me: people don’t understand the differences between digital pianos and keyboards. I regularly talk to customers who tell me they need a keyboard because their child has just started to learn the piano at school. I usually probe a little further and find out what kind of piano the school has – the answer is almost always an acoustic upright piano.

A digital piano is the instrument that is actually needed, and there are a number of reasons why a keyboard is not a suitable instrument to practice the piano on, but here are the top two:

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