Should I Buy A Piano or Keyboard?

So, should I buy a piano or a keyboard? In this article, we will go over a few pros and cons of either option:

Miller Piano Specialists October 22, 2022 2 Min Read

We live in a time when we have many options to choose from in the piano world. From large acoustic pianos to portable keyboards, there is a piano that fits everyone’s lifestyle and needs. So, how should one decide on whether or not they should buy a piano or keyboard? In this article, we will go over a few pros and cons of either option:

Digital Pianos Pros and Cons:


  • More affordable than acoustic pianos.
  • Needs little maintenance.
  • Portable to travel with musicians and piano professionals. 
  • It offers an array of sounds to create new ideas and songs.
  • Practice in private with headphones/
  • Very easy to record demos or songs on.


  • Although it’s a great sound and feels due to technology, the keyboard may not feel as authentic as an acoustic piano.
  • High-end weighted keys can offer a similar experience to an acoustic, but cheaper models won’t provide this. 

💡A digital piano is an ideal piano for many types of people, offering each player a unique experience at their fingertips. Those who can enjoy this type of instrument are:

  • Beginners or Children
  • Professional stage/ gig musicians
  • Apartment dwellers

Acoustic Pianos Pros and Cons


  • Provides a genuine piano-playing experience. 
  • Perfectly weighted keys will highlight every subtlety, making them ideal for classical and jazz genres where articulation is important (no pun intended) 
  • It can endure for a lifetime and beyond, becoming a heritage. 
  • It may be valuable for resale or trading. 
  • It looks classy and stylish in any home.


  • More expensive than digital pianos; however, it is a great investment for those who are experts at the piano. 
  • Requires regular maintenance.
  • Not portable and may take up more space in a home.

💡Acoustics pianos are unique and nearly irreplaceable due to their feel and sound. However, the acoustic piano may be the best option for the following buyers:

  • Classical pianists
  • Jazz pianists
  • Advanced pianists


The decision to buy a piano is a very personal one. You might consider how long you decide to stick with the hobby, what’s your genre, and how this instrument can fit into your lifestyle needs. We hope this article gave you some insight into buying the perfect instrument for you. Whether you choose a piano or keyboard, you will have one of the most incredible instruments at your fingertips; And there’s nothing better than that!

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