Starter Digital Pianos: Casio CDP-S100

We recommend the Casio CDP-S100 as the ideal starter piano. A starter kit with stand and headphones is available for £389.99:

This piano is ideal for a beginner. Its fully weighted action helps build finger strength and encourages good technique from the start.

The CDP-S100‘s fully weighted key touch provides a solid foundation upon which my beginner students can successfully build on.

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We have a team of 6 piano teachers working 7 days a week at our studio on Pellatt Road. Home visits available for visits of a minimum of 1 hour.

Recommended digital pianos for beginner to advanced pianists

The new school year brings us lots of new piano students to our teaching studio in East Dulwich and most new starters do not have an instrument yet. Our teachers are able to assist you with purchasing a digital or acoustic piano. We have listed a few pianos in different price ranges that our students have recently purchased. Our preferred brand of digital pianos is Casio.

You can try out our Casio digital piano to get a feel for it or we can recommend piano showrooms where you can try out the instruments before purchasing. We also organise events in conjunction with Casio Grand Hybrid pianos where you can play the pianos.

Casio AP-650. This is the piano that we have in our second studio and we use this alongside our acoustic piano. We find this a fantastic entry-level option for beginner pianists.

Yamaha YDP-143 Arius Digital. An ideal space-saving digital piano for beginners that will see you through to the intermediate and higher levels of playing. This is a slightly cheaper option than the Casio.

Casio CDP-130. This is the ideal entry level kit for those on a budget.

For those with a larger budget, we love the Casio Grand Hybrid pianos pictured below. These feel like a real piano as they have hammers attached to the keys that mimic the touch and response of an acoustic piano. These pianos would not need replacing if you were to reach the higher grades of piano and beyond.

GP-400 Celviano
GP-500 Celviano

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We are hosting a Casio & EPTA Workshop for Piano Teachers this September at The Warehouse in Waterloo.

Join us for an exciting day of workshops, presentations and discussion with fellow piano teachers.



Yohondo: A presentation on the use of technology in piano lessons. Yohondo for iPad is the fun, bite size way to learn your piano pieces. For the classics and for the ABRSM piano exams.

Casio: Product Demonstration of the latest digital pianos. Teachers may acquire an instrument on a free loan for evaluation purposes. Sign up on the day with Casio.

All That Jazz: Composer Heather Hammond presents “ALL THAT JAZZ: Contemporary Repertoire for Young Pianists”. A session on everything you need to get your students (from early stages to around grade 5) jazzin’, swinging, rocking & generally having lots of musical fun!

The workshop will include playing Boogie & Blues, Jazz, Pop, Ballads, Reggae & Latin American styles. We’ll also look at technical aspects, such as chords, composing & improvising using Blues Scales & Modes. Some ideas for using the features available on electronic keyboards in lessons will also be discussed.

British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM): Drusilla Redman presents a Posture Clinic with guidance on how to check your students’ posture. Drusilla will also address the issue of Performance Anxiety and Tension.

CLIC Sargent: Helen Lye will be talking about Practice-a-thon, CLIC Sargent’s UK-wide fundraising campaign for young musicians. CLIC Sargent encourages schools, youth clubs and groups across the UK to hold their own event and raise money for young cancer patients. Students are sponsored to practice their musical instrument, arrange a concert or organise a music marathon!

SoleMate Piano Footstool: Naomi O’Brien will be demoing her great new product and these will be on sale at a discounted rate for attendees on the day. SoleMate is a revolutionary footstool that helps children achieve the correct posture when playing the piano.

Please note lunch is not included but there are several nearby establishments or you may bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.