Whether you’re a lifelong musician or have just recently fallen in love with playing the piano, the decision to purchase your own instrument for home use is one that should be carefully considered.
While you’ll never regret your purchase, there are a few factors to think about before you head to the piano store to ensure you’re making the choice that’s right for you. If you live in Dothan, AL, you’re in luck: Latta Music Company has a large selection of pianos and is just around the corner.
Here, the music store team shares three tips for choosing the piano of your dreams:
Three Considerations For Purchasing Pianos
1. Think About Your Needs
Even if you know very little about the instrument, the knowledgeable team at the piano store will be able to make some personalized recommendations for you, as long as you know what your needs are. For instance, you can think about the amount of space you have in your home or other practice area, how frequently you intend to play, and what your skill level is. You can also consider sound preference, as different types of pianos produce distinct types of sounds.
2. Choose Acoustic Or Electric
Technology has made it possible for electric pianos to produce a sound quality that’s remarkably similar to that of an acoustic piano, but many traditionalists still prefer the sound and feel of an acoustic instrument. With that said, the digital option certainly has its advantages. For one, it can produce many different types of sounds. Additionally, this option is typically more lightweight and affordable. Plus, they never need to be tuned, and you can even use headphones for quiet practicing.
3. Decide On Used Or New
Once you’ve settled on a type, it’s time to decide whether you’ll purchase a new or used instrument. While Latta Music Company carries a wide selection of the best brands of pianos, they also carry pre-owned pianos that have been expertly cleaned, restored, and tuned by their clean of professionals. Pre-owned instruments can be less expensive than new models, but if you have been playing for a while and have your heart set on a new piano, it can be a wise investment to make for your practice.
Stop by the music store today to visit the perfect piano for you! To speak with one of Latta Music Company’s helpful associates, call (334) 793-7638.