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janeray1940
04-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Aloha all - I may be faced with a bit of free time pretty soon, and am contemplating attempting to mess around with piano again (for the first time in, oh, 30 years) since I think it will help me a bit when it comes to music theory and sight reading.

I'm looking for recommendations for a small electric keyboard with a headphone jack. How small? It needs to fit on a table that is 34" long. I don't mind spending a little extra for quality - I'd like something that is a real instrument and not a toy. Anybody?? Thanks much :)

JoshFromTallGrassUkes
05-03-2011, 05:08 AM
More than a few music schools include these with their tuition: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PSRE423/

janeray1940
05-03-2011, 05:31 AM
Thanks Josh, that looks just about right. And available on Amazon with free shipping :)

jalapeno
05-03-2011, 06:23 AM
The Roland Lucina AX-09 is super portable, has full-size velocity sensitive keys, 3 octaves, 128-voice polyphony, tons of sounds, etc... it even comes in white or black :) Would definitely fit on a 34" table too. If you want to go the the larger, non-keytar, 61-key route, the Roland E-09 is awesome and a super sweet deal for a Roland. It also has a 16-track recorder.

PhilUSAFRet
08-01-2011, 02:39 PM
Thanks Josh, that looks just about right. And available on Amazon with free shipping :)

If that Yamaha is in your price range, they are known for having the best built in learning software for beginners

kissing
08-04-2011, 05:40 AM
The Casio CTK-3000 is really nice and superb value. They usually come in packages with keyboard stand, headphones and adapter included.
61-keys. I'm having one arrive at my doorsteps any time soon now.

J'Ukebox
11-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Bumping this to ask kissing: Did U end up being happy with your Casio purchase?
And does anyone else have a current recommendation for this original query? I'm looking around too, and boy, is it ever a vast & confusing territory... what to leave in, what to leave out, & why?? Any help appreciated!!


The Casio CTK-3000 is really nice and superb value. They usually come in packages with keyboard stand, headphones and adapter included.
61-keys. I'm having one arrive at my doorsteps any time soon now.