How to Choose Between Digital or Acoustic Piano
Updated: June 26, 2019
This article was co-authored by Michael Noble, PhD. Michael Noble is a professional concert pianist who received his PhD in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music in 2018. He has been playing piano since 1995, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at other venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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Whether you are looking for your first piano or are an experienced pianist looking to add to your collection, you may be wondering whether an acoustic or digital piano is right for you. The tone and touch of an acoustic piano is usually far superior to a digital piano, and acoustics make better investments. However, digital pianos are often less expensive, smaller, and easier to transport. Consider the sound you want to create, your location and lifestyle, as well as the cost and maintenance of each type to determine which is the right fit for you.