Which Is The Best Yamaha Piano For Beginners?

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Picking the right piano is crucial no matter where you are in your playing development, but it is especially crucial when you are a beginner. Learning to play on a piano that suits you and feels “right” can accelerate your progress and ensure your enjoyment. Likewise, if you are practicing with the wrong piano or one that isn’t a good fit for you, it can hinder your progress and dampen your enjoyment and commitment. Your friends at SoCal Pianos don’t want that to happen, so we are happy to help you with not only a new piano purchase, but we also offer a rental program tailored for beginners.


Yamaha is one of the most well-known and respected piano makers in the world and offers models for all levels, from beginner to master. Many beginners learn to play on digital pianos or keyboards because they are cheaper to buy or rent, so let’s take a look at the best Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards for all the first timers out there.

  1. YPT-260. This Is the definition of a beginner’s keyboard and will help you progress from zero experience to playing songs in no time. This model features 61 speed-sensitive keys and is packed with 384 different sounds, including pianos, organs and drums. Lightweight and versatile, it also includes a handy lessons/tutorials feature and USB ports for speaker connections.
  2. PSR-F51. Another keyboard perfectly suited for beginners is the PSR-F51. Complete with 150 different voices and more than 100 rhythms, it features a great sound quality for the price.
  3. P-45. The first digital piano on our list is both a portable keyboard and self-standing piano. The P-45 comes with an optional upright wooden stand that transforms it into a proper upright model. With its 88 graded hammer keys and simple 10-song, 10-voice features, it sounds great and is easy on the pocketbook.
  4. P-125. This upright digital piano is definitely a step up from the rest but is still reasonably priced. You will realize just how reasonable when you hear the rich sound, modeled after Yamaha’s world-famous CFIIIS concert grand piano. The graded hammer action emulates the feel of hammers on real acoustic strings. 
  5. YDP-34. This beauty will quickly become a permanent fixture in your home. With the keyboard built into its slim-design console, it is available in three stylish wood features. What makes it a great piano for students are the 88 graded hammer keys, a max polyphony of 192 notes and the dual split feature.


Call SoCal Pianos today or stop by our Ontario CA showroom to check out all the great Yamaha models we have for sale, for all players at all levels. If you are in the Coachella Valley area, make an appointment at our Palm Desert location. And if you are in the market to rent before you buy, go to https://pianorentals.com/.