Since starting my piano learning journey in 2019, I have had the opportunity to try out many different types of music gear; some I liked, some I didn’t, some I bought, and some I returned! I’m including piano related equipment reviews here for equipment that I spent enough time with that I think I can offer an honest opinion on. Also, please note that I may have links to Amazon for products I have reviewed so that you can check current pricing, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases


Alesis Recital Pro Review

This is my review on the Alesis Recital Pro digital piano. I bought this piano in the fall of 2019 – check out my in-depth review below (also includes a discussion of the Alesis Recital, and Alesis Recital 61.

Alesis Recital Pro Review


Yamaha Piaggero NP-32 Review

This is my review on the Yamaha Piaggero NP-32 Piano Focused Keyboard (I think it can be called an entry level digital piano). I rented this for a week to get to know it well in the summer of 2020 – check out my in-depth review below (also includes some comparisons to the Alesis Recital, Alesis Recital Pro and a quick discussion on the 61 key Yamaha Piaggero NP-12).

Yamaha Piaggero NP-32 Review


Yamaha-P-45 Review

This is my review on the Yamaha P-45 entry level digital piano. I rented this for a week in the summer of 2020 to get to know it better. Check out my in-depth review (includes some comparisons to the Alesis Recital Pro and the Roland FP-10).

Yamaha P-45 Review


Roland-FP-30

This is my review on the Roland FP-30 intermediate digital piano. I rented this for a week to get to know it better in the summer of 2020; this is one piano I am considering upgrading to in the near future, so check out my in-depth review (includes comparisons to the Yamaha P-125 and Roland FP-10)

NOTE: Make sure you also check out the preliminary review below on the updated version, the FP-30x!

Roland FP-30 Review


This is my preliminary review of the Roland FP-30x intermediate digital piano – Roland has taken the FP-30 and made some massive improvements! Make sure you check out the full review (above) on the FP-30 as well as this preliminary review on the FP-30x to see what is new!

Roland FP-30x Review


Inovus i88

This is my review on the Inovus i88 entry level digital piano. This is a new piano on the market in 2020, and is packed with features included weighted keys, tons of voices, built-in rhythms and accompaniment, and awesome connectivity. Check out my in-depth review (includes comparisons to the Alesis Recital Pro and the Yamaha P-45)

Inovus i88 Review


Roland GO:Mixer Pro

This is my review on the Roland GO:Mixer Pro. This is a fantastic super portable mixer that is ALSO an audio interface! I have used this for a year; every day as a simple practice mixer (so I can hear my piano, vocals and iPad together), and occasionally as an audio interface to record videos with high quality sound. I’ve been very happy with this product so I wanted to share my thoughts.

Roland GO:Mixer Pro Review


Alesis Recital

This is my review on the Alesis Recital entry level digital piano. 88 full sized semi-weighted keys, decent sounds, L/R line outs & USB MIDI for a really affordable price.

Alesis Recital Review


Yamaha P-125

This is my review of my new digital piano, the Yamaha P-125. When I was upgrading from my Alesis Recital Pro, I agonized between the Yamaha P-125 and the Roland FP-30, and chose the FP-30. I had that for 6 months and I did really like it, but . . . then I took it back and got a P-125. Check the review out to find out why I think this piano is so awesome and why I have settled on this piano as the perfect one for me.

Yamaha P-125 Review


Casiotone CTS-300

This is my review of the Casiotone CTS-300 entry level arranger keyboard. Great value in a super portable keyboard with tons of voices, rhythms and USB MIDI

Casiotone CTS-300 Review


Yamaha PSR-E373

This is my comprehensive review on the Yamaha PSR E373 portable arranger keyboard. Amazing sounds (especially the piano!), tons of features – great portable option for a piano player!

Yamaha PSR E373 Review


Casiotone CTS-1

This is my comprehensive review on the Casiotone CTS-1 portable keyboard. Spectacular sounds, super simple button driven user interface and “almost” a semi-weighted key feel – awesome portable option for a piano player (like me . . . I BOUGHT IT!)

Casiotone CTS-1 Review


Bose S1 Pro

This is my review on the Bose S1 Pro portable PA speaker – 3 channels, BlueTooth and can be POWERED BY BATTERIES! I bought this in the summer of 2021 to complete my fully portable keyboard rig which is also included in this review.

Bose S1 Pro / Portable Keyboard Rig Review


Roland GO:Piano 61

This is my review on the Roland GO:Piano 61 – this is another keyboard I wanted to look into as a portable option for piano players, so I rented one to check it out.

Roland GO:Piano 61 Review


Casio-PXS1100

This is my review of my new digital piano – the Casio PX-S1100! After a brief experiment away from fully weighted keys trying out arranger keyboards, I needed to get back to fully weighted pianos, so I bought this in late 2021. (Super happy!!!!)

Casio PX-S1100 Review


Roland FP-10

This is my review on the Roland FP-10 digital piano. Not a huge feature set, but the features it has? Top of the line! Super realistic acoustic piano action (Roland’s triple sensor PHA4 with escapement) and great piano sounds!

Roland FP-10 Review


Moukey Mixer

This is my review on the super inexpensive Moukey line mixers found on Amazon; useful little gadgets for mixing line level signals (keyboards, pianos and stereo audio streams like an iPad)

Moukey MAMX Mixer Review


Yamaha PSR-E463

This is my review on the Yamaha PSR-E463 arranger keyboard, top of the PSR E series lineup (until 2022 when the PSR-E473 was announced!). I had the chance to rent a PSR-E463 to get familiar with the model in anticipation of the new version, so here is the review!

Yamaha PSR-E463 Review


Casio PX-S3000

This is my review on my latest (and FAVORITE) digital piano – the Casio PX-S3000. When the PX-S3100 was released in 2021 the PX-S3000’s went on sale and I couldn’t resist (and the PX-S3100 is in my opinion NOT a significant upgrade so this was a fantastic choice). Since the PX-S3100 is almost identical, you can consider this a review on that piano as well.

Casio PX-S3000 / 3100 Review


This is my review on my Pyle Heavy Duty 2 tier keyboard stand. I bought this off Amazon to hold my 76 key Yamaha PSR-EW425, and my 61 key Casiotone CT-S1 and it’s perfect! Would easily hold a heavy digital piano on the main tier.

Pyle Heavy Duty Stand Review


Yamaha PSR-EW425

This is my review on the Yamaha PSR-EW425 (& PSR-E473) keyboards – easily the best value keyboards on the market! Amazing sounds, arranger features, powerful speakers, L/R lineouts, built in audio interface, powerful speakers, and even a built in mic port with gain and effects!

Yamaha PSR-E473 & EW425 Review


OneOdio A71 Headphones

This is my review on the Odio A71 Headphones – great budget option for general purpose headphones with a mic. AND – they have TWO input ports!!! You can listen to your piano and your iPad at the same time through these (a solution for you if your keyboard doesn’t have an audio in port)

OneOdio A71 Headphones Review


Donner DDP-80

This is my review on the Donner DDP-80 digital piano. Super unique product; it behaves like an acoustic with the benefits of a digital (and looks fantastic in your home!)

Donner DDP-80 Review