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
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.
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).
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).
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 my review below on the updated version, the FP-30x!
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)
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.
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.
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
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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!!!!)
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!
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)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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)
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!)
This is my review on the Samson Q2U Dynamic USB Mic. I love this mic! It is SUPER versatile, and is now the ONLY mic I need and use; and it’s not expensive!
This is my review on the coolest keyboard I have ever owned – the Yamaha DGX-670 digital piano! I absolutely LOVE this piano; SO many features and high quality sounds!
This is my review on the Donner SE-1 Stage Piano; tons of features for not a lot of money! Great option for a beginner or someone on a budget
My review on the Alesis Recital 61 digital piano; semi-weighted TRUE full-size keys, decent sounds, LR line outs, even runs on batteries – my new favorite SUPER portable option for a piano player!
My Review on the Roland FP-30X; SPECTACULAR sounds, realistic (but heavy) key action & great connectivity – but . . . the user interface is not so great 🙁
My review on the Yamaha P-515, Yamaha’s flagship portable piano: triple sensor action with escapement, WOODEN keys, binaural sampling . . . WOW!
My review on Yamaha’s new stage pianos, the CK61 & CK88!!! Amazing voices, connectivity, user interface and there’s even organ drawbar and rotary speaker controls! I BOUGHT A CK61!
My review on my new favorite SUPER portable 88 key budget friendly piano-the Korg Liano! Great sounds, 13 lbs AND a USB audio interface!
My review on the DOREMIDI USB Host Box (UMH-21) – this handy box converts USB MIDI to 5 pin MIDI so your devices can communicate! This allows me to use keyboards that only have USB MIDI outs as controllers for my Yamaha CK88 stage piano!
This is my review on the DAOK portable triple pedal unit for Yamaha pianos; works great, supports half-pedaling, AND you DON’T HAVE to buy the wooden stand from Yamaha!
This is my review on my new Liquid Stands Z-Stand with optional 2nd tier This stand is FANTASTIC and highly recommended!