So you’re thinking of getting a keyboard and it almost seems straightforward enough.... until you realise that it’s a big world out there and that keyboard pianos sometimes appear as MIDI controllers, keyboard workstations or synthesizers instead. But before you panic, know that what’s most important is that you know what you want. With that in mind, there’s no doubt that you’ll find one that fits the bill. Our list below might just be a good place to start:

1. Casio SA-76 44 Keys Mini Keyboard

Best for kids
Price from RM298.00
Lazada Malaysia RM298.00

Bring out the Beethoven in your child with the Casio SA-76 44-Keys Mini Keyboard. Designed specifically for little fingers, your kids will be entertaining the whole family. Made completely from plastic, it is lightweight and portable. And there’s 10 built-in songs to give your kid a kickstart in learning too. Play along or just listen!

2. Yamaha P-115 88-Keys Digital Piano

Best for adults - includes headphone jack and microphone
Price from RM4,360.00
The Guitar Store RM4,360.00

Whatever your skill level is, this full-range digital piano is both a great motivation to the budding pianist yet suitable for the seasoned one. With the Graded Hammer Standard keybed, every key feels different to the touch. The tone is also modelled after the famous CFIIIS concert grand piano. It sounds like the real thing. It feels like the real thing.

3. Casio CTK-1500 61-Keys Portable Keyboard

Best budget keyboard under RM 600
Price from RM665.00
Lazada Malaysia RM665.00

If you’re on a budget, you cannot find a better choice than the Casio CTK-1500 61-Keys Portable Keyboard. Not only is it a digital piano, but it also doubles as a synthesizer. There are over 120 tones to choose from and it includes a pitch shifter so you can get funky. With so much for so little, it’s definitely worth the price!

4. Yamaha P-45 88-Keys Digital Piano

Best for portability - with dust cover and sustain pedal
Price from RM2,059.00
Lazada Malaysia RM2,059.00

It’s stylish, it’s slim with a depth of 30 cm, and it weighs less than 12 kgs - this digital piano will fit in any space. Best of all, with its 88 keys, it’s portable but doesn’t skimp on quality even with its rich tone. This one’s truly for the musician who’s out there gigging every night.

5. Korg B1 88-Key Digital Piano

Best for beginners
Price from RM1,627.00
Music Bliss RM1,627.00

The Korg B1 is as stripped down as it gets – with only eight voices. It’s made for only one thing: practice. If you have a piano teacher, the Korg B1 also has a Partner Mode feature which splits the piano into two – each with the same pitch – allowing both teacher and student to play passages at the same time. 

6. Yamaha P-125 88-Keys Digital Piano

Most realistic piano - with weighted keys
Price from RM2,840.00
Lazada Malaysia RM2,840.00

If you want to feel like a virtuoso playing in a grand hall, then the Yamaha P-125 88-Keys Digital Piano is for you. With its massive 88 weighted keys, it is great for any composer looking to build finger strength. Yamaha’s Damper Resonance DSP also recreates the sound of the inside of a real piano, giving it an unmatched realism. 

7. Yamaha PSR-S670 Arranger Workstation

Best studio keyboard – Mac and PC compatible
Price from RM4,100.00
Lazada Malaysia RM4,100.00

This one’s for the serious musician. The Yamaha PSR-S670 Arranger Workstation is designed to work in a fully-functioning studio. With its 416 voices and its 34 drum kits, you’ll never run out of sounds to play with. It even has DJ capabilities to allow you to change up existing samples. A must-have for any recording pianist!

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