Are you looking for a more serious music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument.
Alternatively, take a look at other small keyboards for young children.
Not got the space or budget for your budding Rachmaninov to play a full-size piano? Or do you want something smaller and more colourful for little Chopin to test before investing in a larger, more expensive keyboard?
Take a look at our guide to the current range of toy and realistic miniature pianos. There’s sure to be one that your musical child will love.
1. My First Piano Red II
A 25-key (two octave) tabletop toy piano that’s ideal for toddlers aged six months to two years.
It comes with a songbook containing a collection of familiar tunes, along with Schoenhut’s patented Learning System (based on colour) which has been specially designed to build a child’s confidence and develop basic playing skills.
The keys are the same width as a real piano, so children learn about stretching even while their hands are growing.
Chromatically tuned, the lovely chime-like notes are produced by little hammers striking precision-ground, German steel music rods.
Available for $98. Buy on Amazon.
2. Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Piano
A highly colourful two octave piano which includes tambourine, cymbals, maracas, clacker, tone blocks and a triangle. It won’t produce a huge sound but the 25 hand-tuned keys provide a great start.
Available for around $60. Buy on Amazon.
3. Schoenhut Baby Grand Piano
This fancy high-gloss baby grand piano comes with a matching bench and features 30 full-size keys. It comes with a book and the Schoenhut patented learning system.
Available for $139. Buy on Amazon.
4. Melissa & Doug Grand Piano
A more realistic-looking mini grand piano from Melissa & Doug, still featuring tambourine, cymbals, maracas, clacker, tone blocks and a triangle. Has 30 keys.
Available for around $160. Buy on Amazon.
5. Schoenhut Butterfly Pink Digital Piano
This digital piano from Schoenhut more faithfully recreates the sound of a true acoustic piano, and features 61 keys (5 octaves) on a full size keyboard, and a USB port for adding supported devices such as tablets, in order to access teaching apps.
This bright pink butterfly miniature grand piano comes with a matching stool.
Priced at around $269. Available from Amazon.
6. Amy&Benton Toddler Piano
For the youngest is 24 key piano complete with a microphone, various drum sounds, rhythms, demo songs and the ability to record short pieces of music.
Available for around $27. Buy on Amazon.
7. Hape Deluxe White Grand Piano
A 30-key electronic keyboard styled as a grand piano, featuring piano sound, bench, coloured note names on the backboard, and a music book.
Available for around $184. Buy on Amazon.
8. Korg Tiny Piano White
This lovely little instrument, also available in black, red and pink, is truly a miniature grand piano for young children.
The 25 key natural touch mini keyboard is velocity sensitive, and it features 25 sounds, 50 demo songs, the ability to transpose notes, connect headphones, and power from batteries or AC adapter.
It certainly isn’t the cheapest option, coming in at around $240, but is arguably worth the investment. It also comes from another trusted name in keyboard instruments, so you can be assured of its quality. Buy on Amazon.
9. Toddler Piano Toy Keyboard
This cute pink toddler piano features 31 keys and a microphone, the ability to connect up an MP3 player for karaoke style play, a range of drum pads, basic instrument sounds and accompaniment rhythms, and a matching flower stool.
Available for around $70. Buy on Amazon.
10. Rabing Baby Piano Keyboard
This lovely little shiny black mini grand piano electronic keyboard features 31 keys, a microphone, coloured stickers with note names behind the keys, a row of buttons under the lift-up cover which includes a range of instrument sounds and accompaniment rhythms, and can be powered from batteries or USB adapter.
Available for around $40. Buy on Amazon.