Should I buy an Acoustic or Digital Piano?

Digital piano


  • The sound of a digital piano is not produced mechanically - as such, it never needs to be tuned.

  • You can connect headphones, allowing you to practice and play without bothering anyone.

  • There is often a built-in metronome, making it easier to keep time when practising.

  • A digital piano is not as heavy as an acoustic piano, and is easier to move - They can often be disassembled.

  • Digital pianos are often cheaper than acoustic pianos.


  • The sound can be slightly "mechanical", ironically.

  • The sound is somewhat drier (The cheaper the model, the poorer the sound)

  • IF the keys are not weighted, then your technique will not be as fully developed as it would be when practising on an acoustic piano.

Acoustic piano


  • An acoustic piano has a varied and vibrant sound, which is produced naturally.

  • You have full control of the dynamics, as the sound is produced mechanically.

  • Your technique will be more fully developed on an acoustic piano. The composition of notes will be determined by your control and the strength of your fingers, as well as the balance in your forearm.


  • An acoustic piano needs to be tuned from time to time, which should be done by a professional.

  • An acoustic piano is large, heavy, and difficult to move.

  • An acoustic piano is more expensive than a digital piano - especially if you want one of high quality.

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