My kids used to take piano lessons but then they got into acting and we had to put something on hold. I miss hearing them play on the piano and lately have heard those happy keystrokes again thanks to Casio. We received the Casio LK-265 Keyboard and the kids have been loving it so much the only negative sound I’ve been hearing is, “is it my turn yet?”
This keyboard has keys that light up to help the child learn what the notes are to a song. Also, if you have ever taken piano you learn that each finger has a given number. When you miss a note the keyboard will shout out what number/finger you need to use. There is a pretty good size song bank too, and I’m impressed with all of the ways you can adjust the sound. I’m also impressed with how light the keyboard is. With all the technology built in this thing is easy for my nine year old son to carry up and down the stairs.
This is a 61 key touch sensitive keyboard with a power supply. It also comes with a metal piece you can use as a music stand. There are 400 high-quality tones and 150 build in rhythms. And this include the new Dance Music Mode which I love to play with. I turned it on the other day and my son just started bopping where he was. It was adorable. It’s really made practicing the piano fun for the kids. The LK-265 delivers hundreds of Tones and Rhythms to jump-start your creativity. It’s a perfect introduction to music-making, and a great-sounding way to have fun.
Practice Playing on the Smart Device Screen
Another fun feature is the ability to take 3-step lessons on the smart device itself using the virtual keyboard that appears on the screen. You can confirm the chords, melody and finger timing visually on the screen, while also using the scoring function to help you master the song. The 50 built-in app songs and your downloaded MIDI file songs are all available for use in your lessons.
There are apps you can use with the keyboard, all you need is a stereo mini jack and the Chordana App. I was playing with the Choradana app, minus the stereo mini jack. I downloaded the app to my phone and picked a song. The app showed me which chords to play with the song I chose. Playing with my left hand has always been the more difficult hand for me to use. I’ll probably be off to Target or Best Buy to make sure I get an actual stereo mini jack to enhance my playing even more.