Killer Keyboards For Beginner Musicians

When it comes to starter instruments, you really can’t go wrong with the keyboard. It can help teach you invaluable skills that will help you if you ever decide to branch out into other instruments later on. 


Learning to play the keyboard and read sheet music is going to set you up for success later down the road, and comes with a whole heap of other benefits for you. 


There are a whole lot of things to take into consideration when it comes to buying a keyboard, including sound quality, your goals as a musician, and your general budget. 


To help you get started in exploring your options, here are a few great beginner keyboards to get you started!

Casio CT-S200BK Black Casiotone Keyboard

The Casio CT-S200BK is perfect for the beginner on a budget. It’s compact size and convenient handle make it super easy to take with you on the go. 


It has a simple and intuitive interface, so you won’t be overwhelmed with millions of different buttons and no idea what they do.


This little keyboard is packed full of amazing features, and has a deceptively good sound for its size. 


Whether you’re looking to play the keyboard as a hobby, or you want to get more serious, this keyboard is perfect for the beginner looking to give it a try. 

Yamaha EZ-300 and KXSA4T Stand

Not quite in love with the classic sleek black look? Well don’t worry, we have stylish keyboards in white as well for those of you out there who care about the aesthetic nature of things. 


The Yamaha EX-300 is a great portable keyboard, and it’s designed with beginners in mind! The light guide function helps show you which notes to play, with keys that light up to show you the way.


One of the key functions is that you can practice, play and perform with the lesson functions that are built into the keyboard. It also comes with 202 built-in demo songs to help you get started and have fun playing songs you can recognise. 


It also includes 622 natural and authentic instrument sounds, giving you a variety of things to play around with. 

Yamaha PSR-EW425 76 Key Portable Keyboard

The Yamaha PSR-EW425 is a great option if you’re looking to eventually perform or go to gigs with your keyboard. While you may be a beginner now, it can be a good idea to think about your future goals when buying your instrument, so you don’t outgrow your keyboard too quickly. 


It’s a 76-key touch sensitive keyboard, feels great, and is loaded with augmented effects, as well as a huge range of different styles. 


It has a headphone output and microphone input, so you can sing while playing, as well as hook into PA systems to perform on stage. 

Yamaha P45 88 Key Digital Piano

If you are buying a keyboard in the hopes of learning the piano, then you definitely want to go with a digital piano like the Yamaha P45. It has 88 weighted keys, helping you learn skills that will transfer nicely over to a full sized acoustic piano. 


The AWM Stereo Sampling creates a deeper, richer and more spacious sound, allowing you to get closer to the experience of a real piano. 


The MIDI out ports enable you to connect to older keyboards that might have the sound that you’re looking for, but don’t have the right weighted piano touch. You can also connect to a computer or iPad with the optional MIDI interface. 


This keyboard also comes with duo mode, which splits it into two zones with identical pitches and octave ranges, allowing you to practice with a partner. 


It has onboard speakers, as well as a headphone input so you have the option to play quietly by yourself, or if you’re keen, perform in front of others. 


Overall, the Yamaha P45 is an excellent beginner digital piano option, especially if you want to replicate the piano sound and feel. 

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The best way to find the right instrument for you is to try it out yourself! Come down to our Nambour store and you can try our range of musical instruments yourself.


Our staff are all experienced and passionate musicians who can help give you advice on the best keyboard for you. 


You can always chat to us online, or visit us in store!