Buying a gift for someone who plays an instrument you don't can be not only intimidating, but incredibly stressful. Naturally, the best way to be completely certain you are getting a gift they're really going to love is to just ask them, or if you are buying an instrument for someone starting lessons in 2020, a qualified and experienced piano teacher.
Of course, if you're like your gifts to be a surprise, that isn't and option for you, and you're probably tearing your hair out trying to separate keyboards from synthesizers, or trying to figure out whether acoustic or digital is the way to go. Even trying to piece together something seemingly simple like a piece of sheet music can seem overwhelming when there are so many options to choose from.
Here at Logans, we're not only experienced as musicians, but also as gift givers and receivers. Below, we've compiled a list below of our top picks for beginner, intermediate and advanced piano players - instruments and accessories that are good value, safe bet for pretty much anyone interested in piano or keyboard.
Dos & Don'ts for Piano Related Gifts
- DO give something they can use - Some pieces of sheet are essential additions to any collection!
- DO ask expert advice. Teachers, experienced musicians, and trained musical instrument sales staff are good sources of advice. Someone who took lessons as a child and hasn't played in decades probably isn't.
- DON'T wait until the last minute! This is probably a no brainer, assuming you've lived through at least one Christmas. The longer you leave things, the narrower your choices get.
- DON'T give them a mug. It's scientifically proven this is a terrible gift. Yes, even if it has Mozart on it.
Piano - Beginner
Kurzweil Portable Digital Piano$629 RRP $749.99
- Weighted piano style keys, suitable for learning piano
- Realistic piano sound, plus strings, organs and electric pianos
- USB and MIDI connectivity
The Kurzweil KA-90 is the perfect instrument for a piano beginner - everything you need, and nothing you don't in a compact, lightweight package. Intuitive controls and learning tools like a built in metronome and record functions make this ideal for a first time player, returning to the instrument, or a high quality midi controller for digital music making.
Piano - Intermediate
Yamaha CLP-625 Digital Piano
$1995* RRP $2399
- Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano samples
- Class leading Yamaha speakers
- Includes Flowkey Premium Subscription for 3 Months FREE
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-625 is a marvel of technology and design. Offering professional quality sound and feel at a fraction of the price of an acoustic piano, the CLP-625 is a perfect instrument for players up to Grade 5.
*= Additional charge for PE finish
Piano - Advanced/Pro
Limited Edition Yamaha U1JPEC
$6,995 RRP $7,845
- Logans exclusive Yamaha U1J, commissioned for our 50th anniversary of selling Yamaha pianos
- Based on Yamaha’s best selling upright piano design, including Chrome frame & fittings, and Logans 50th anniversary piano pack
- Includes Stool, Delivery, tuning, regulation & voicing
This year, Logans celebrated 50 years of selling Yamaha Pianos. To celebrate this relationship with our favourite piano maker, we commissioned a small number of Yamaha's best selling entry level piano in a stylish Chrome finish.
Thanks to comprehensive redesign, these world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.
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