AZ PIANO REVIEWS!: REVIEW - Churches, Institutions, and Digital Pianos - Free Advice for the Best Piano Options - Digital Piano Reviews

Oct 26, 2011

REVIEW - Churches, Institutions, and Digital Pianos - Free Advice for the Best Piano Options

UPDATED - June 2, 2013 - Digital Pianos for Churches, Schools, and other institutions - There are many churches & institutions all over the US (and the world) that have always felt it was necessary to have a regular acoustic upright or grand piano to get the most realistic piano tone and touch as well as satisfy the piano player and the listeners (audience). But more & more churches and institutions have found that this is just not true anymore. Technology for both piano sound & key action touch have become so advanced that many of the newest digital pianos can satisfy a lot of musical tastes, expectations, and experiences. Also acoustic pianos require quite a bit of regular maintenance in public settings like having proper air conditioning & humidity levels so the keys play properly and evenly, and the piano stays in tune longer. Acoustic pianos are and have always been costly to maintain in commercial or any type of public venue like a church building which can be a strain on time and budget.

I receive many calls from people throughout the country asking me for advice on what would be an appropriate digital piano for a church or institution. The answer to this is that there are many possibilities but it just depends on the building size, sound requirements, normal audience/congregation attendance, piano cabinet space available, and budget. But there is usually something good available in every case, even in lower price ranges. Digital pianos have no upkeep, require no tuning, no regular maintenance, have no special A/C or humidity needs, can be plugged into a sound system to enable the sound to get into all parts of the building, and allow for the use of headphones for private practice. Also, digital pianos can be easily transposed to any key for singing in a range that is more comfortable great for solos and audience singing, and a digital piano offers other high quality instruments that can be used in combination with the piano sound or alone.

I recommend replacing many traditional acoustic upright & grand pianos in churches, schools, and other institutions with high quality digital pianos because not only are there all the advantages I mentioned above, but the key action movement and piano tone in some of the better digital piano models are so good, even a very accomplished pianist will be happy with the results. And if you need to practice a song in privacy before actual church or performance time, you just plug in a good set of headphones and no one hears what's being played. You can't do that on a regular acoustic piano.

When it comes to the physical size of a digital pianos, there are portable , semi-portable, and full size furniture cabinet digital pianos available from various manufacturers that all have there place in various settings. It just depends what works best for you. Some of the new portable pianos such as the new Kawai MP10 (above left pic) are so outstanding, you would be amazed and would having a difficult time believing you were NOT playing a big grand piano like a Kawai, Yamaha, or Steinway. How long will a digital piano last in a church which uses it frequently? Like any piano, it depends on the quality of the piano. There are some digital pianos I recommend that should last many, many years and some I do not recommend that may not last very long, just like acoustic pianos.

An example of a lower cost, professional quality portable digital grand piano is the Kawai MP10 that I just mentioned above. This digital piano comes directly from the highly respected Kawai piano company which is famous for making premium quality concert grand pianos and even produces beautiful grand pianos for the Steinway piano company under the Boston name.  If you would like more info on this MP10 model, just click on the link below to read my review.

Kawai MP10 Piano Review

If you are in the continental US and would like more information on digital pianos including specific advice for your church or institution, please contact me directly as I would happy to provide you with free info and help you understand what's available and the price you should be paying for one.

If you want more info on these and other pianos and LOWER PRICES than internet discounts, please email me at tim@azpianowholesale.com or call direct at 602-571-1864.

1 comment:

  1. I have a question... i want to buy a piano, but... i don' know wich the best option... i want a baby grand piano, but i'm interested... first, the quality of audio... i can't to buy a concert grand piano like the CFIIIS or the Steinway D, Imperial Bosendofer, etc.... but i can to buy a good baby grand, and i'd like to have the better piano in that price range.... I thought in a acoustic baby grand like the GB1 of Yamaha...but comparing with the Avant Grand N3 ¿wich is a better option? My main interest is the quality of sound, in this case, in a range of $15000 ..Is there a better option? whether it is a used piano... i want a piano for a long time... My apologize if my english it's very bad... i'm mexican and i'm learning english..sorry haha... thanks for your attention...

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