Making the decision to introduce your children to music can be one of the greatest joys you can experience. It’s amazing to see little ones get into new forms of art, and music is something that everyone can enjoy. There’s just a lot of keyboard options out there. All of them looks like it could be perfect for your kid, but it’s all just overwhelming. And to be honest, do you really want to invest $$$ in a fancy keyboard that you are uncertain if the little one would stick to? If your kid pretty young and just want a practice toy for piano or keyboard, it might be a better idea to buy something cheap and simple, so you won’t feel too bad if your kid don’t want to pursue music, and you end up stowing the keyboard in your basement. So let’s take a look at the list of 8 best kids’ pianos that are under $100.
This is the perfect keyboard for your little genius, when it comes to ease of use and also some fun features. It has 44 mini keys, with 50 rhythms, 8-note polyphony, and 100 new tones, among others. Of course, for practice, it includes 10 Play-Along songs and melody-off function. What’s great about this keyboard is that it’s very beginner-friendly. It has an easy-to-read LCD display which shows the tone, rhythm, song number, metronome, tempo, and note played, which are essentially the only things that your little player needs to know while playing.
This one looks very similar to the Casio SA77. It also has 8-Note polyphony, 50 Play-Along tracks, 5 Drum Pads, and a headphones output. With this bundle, similar with the first entry, your child will get a step-by-step course specifically designed to suit the needs of all kiddie beginner players, and the stickers turn any keyboard into an EASY To PLAY instrument instantly. However, this model only has 32 keys, which can be a double-edged sword since it will entirely depend on you (or your kid) if he or she is more suited to a 44-key keyboard or you might want them to start on 32 keys first.
This keyboard is compact and portable (a big plus!), so it can easily be taken on the road. If you want your kid to get started with dramatic performances, you can have him or her use the sustain or vibrato buttons to prolong the sound of each note or add a trembling effect. The digital keyboard is compact, yet features sturdy keys, providing a “real piano” feel while being able to sustain little kids’ fingers that tend to be a bit careless in handling things. This is a bit of an upgrade, since this keyboard has 54 full size keys, record and playback functionality, 100 keyboard sound effects, and 100 rhythms.
This digital keyboard is classic and traditional in its appearance, and is ideal for live performances and students. There are 54 weighted keys that are responsive to the touch, and there are plenty of functions included so you can make all of your creative ideas come to life audibly. Choose from 100 voice and rhythm settings, along with different functions for volume. With presets for drums, and outputs for audio devices there is very little you can’t do with this digital keyboard. This keyboard also has a recording function, which of course allows you to hear back anything you play. It’s a great feature and it’s a lot of fun.
With this keyboard, kids can go for music lessons outside your home and take the piano with it. It’s small in size and pretty much lightweight. With 54 keys, your child will have the opportunity to learn with something close to what a standard piano looks like. Features like playback, sustain, record, chord, vibrato all makes the music feel real and with a good piano instructor, your child will be exposed to the most important features of a piano in no time. Talk about having fun while learning, this is the piano for your child. The piano can be powered by the AC power adapter that comes with it or by AA batteries.
This piano made of glossy, hardwood looks every bit like a grand piano; even has a music holder. It has 30 keys which are enough for your child to learn with at this stage. It also has a matching stool on which kids can sit while he or she plays the piano. To get your child interested in learning music from an early age, this piano is recommended. The recommended age to use this piano is between ages of 1 and 5, and with a good instructor, they should be able to get the hang of it in no time. It is also moderately sized that it can fit into your child’s playroom without taking up too much space.
Developing your child’s cognitive abilities is best done by exposing them to music from a very young age. Children that are exposed to music from a young age tend to do well in math and science. This gigantic keyboard play mat is much different from the other pianos we have been reviewing thus far. All your child needs to do is stomp on the mat and play with different sounds. With a size of about 6 feet, this keyboard mat does not only produce piano sounds; it offers eight different instrument sounds ranging from saxophone, guitar, violin to a host of other instruments.
This keyboard has 37 keys which will light up as you play. It is chunky and durable enough to stand up to wear and tear from preschoolers. Features a selection of instrument sounds, drum sounds, animal sounds and rhythms. It also comes with a microphone that allows you to record sounds, which you can then play back. You can switch between 8 rhythms, such as slow rock, rock, disco, and samba Also, it has 5 different drum sounds, 4 animal sound buttons (cat, dog, frog, bird), easy to use button to turn volume up/down.