Is this the year to encourage a musician in your family with a new Casio digital piano? I know from first-hand experience that it is not enough to have the instrument in your home … you also must take lessons and practice to become a piano player. However, you still need the instrument. Casio makes a wide selection of great pianos and keyboards to choose from. Let us know what you are looking for in a new musical instrument and you might win an amazing new Casio keyboard.

What is the difference between a piano and a keyboard

You’ve heard about digital pianos and heard about digital keyboards, but do you know the difference? These musical instruments look similar and serve similar functions in that they can be used to learn how to play and used to entertain after you have learned how to play. However, if you are considering getting an instrument in your home, as many parents do once their children reach a certain age or demonstrate some aptitude for tickling the ivories for more than just annoying parents, siblings, and pets, then understanding the difference is likely important.

We asked one of our musician writers, Clinton Ryder, to explain the differences in an article on the Best Buy blog. I suggest you start your musical purchase journey by reading that article. Of course if you are not sure what kind of instrument your child should start with, that article won’t help you much (read this article instead). Return here afterwards for a chance to give this great digital piano a wonderful new home.

Is this your year to add an instrument to your home

I don’t buy a new instrument every year, but still consider every year a good year for a new instrument. Usually it’s a guitar—and I have two that I bought from Best Buy!—but I bought a Casio digital piano a couple years ago (also from Best Buy) so my daughters had something to play when they visit. I chose a digital piano over an analog one because it’s easy to move from one room to another, it takes less space, it can be played loudly or even silently (with headphones plugged in), and it has the versatility of multiple voices if someone wants to experiment.

Many parents are considering purchasing an instrument for a child at this time of year. You will find a huge selection at Best Buy. You don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong instrument either. My kids started on piano when they were really young, then later learned guitar, drums, and various wind and brass instruments. Learning any instrument opens the gateway to musical experimentation as they grow up. This contest is just one way to get them started.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

  1. Visit the musical instruments page at Best Buy, then in a comment below tell us the name of the instrument (with either the model number or the link) that you are interested in, and tell us why you like that instrument.
  2. In a comment below the “Pianos vs Keyboards” article, tell us one of the differences between digital pianos and keyboards that you learned from that article.
  3. For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering to win a new Casio piano; include the hashtag #BestBuyCasioContest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one winner from all eligible entries to receive a new Casio CDP-S350 piano from Best Buy.

This contest runs from July 27th to Aug 11th.

Remember you can enter in three different ways. Music is usually a shared experience so a contest about musical instruments should also be shared. Let your friends and family know that Best Buy has the best contests and everyone should be entering for a chance to win great tech.

Win a Casio Digital Piano Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.

466 COMMENTS

  1. I think the Roland FP-90X 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano would be ideal.
    I did not know that the weight and feel of the keys are important factors in the price of a piano/keyboard.

  2. I’m just about finished an RCM course to teach beginner piano, and a secondary keyboard would be so useful for me once I begin teaching lessons. The Roland FP-90X 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano would be a pretty close choice for me outside of having two full sized pianos in my family room (size and cost wise, this isn’t doable of course!)
    For new students, or families that are still unsure about the investment of a piano, digital pianos are smaller and less expensive investment. As many have the same sized and amount of keys as a traditional upright piano, the key pressure mimics that of a piano. As well, many also have sustain pedals, also similar to a piano. Digital pianos are a great first keyboard before purchasing a full sized piano. When teaching piano, having access to a keyboard so that the instructor can assist the student that is sitting at the piano would be a great way to teach!

  3. Really like the Korg C1 Air 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano with Stand (C1AIRBK) – Black.

    It’s perfect .

  4. Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano would be excellent for my daughter to learn on.

  5. Yamaha P-125 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano Model Number: P125 B because it has a user friendly interface for all levels of playing.

  6. Yamaha PSR-E273 61-Key Portable Electric Keyboard would be basic enough for me to learn on but advanced enough to keep me going for years.

  7. I would love the Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano as it’s the best reviewed digital piano.

  8. I have had my eye on the Roland FP-30X 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano for some time! I tested it out and it feels just like a piano.

  9. I’d love the Casio PX-770 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano because it takes up less space than a traditional piano but has the same authentic sound

  10. I like the model number PX770BK because it looks like a good quality piano for my 9 year old son to learn on. He has been asking for one for his birthday that is coming up in September. The difference between this and the other is the number of keys, the sustain pedal and the feel of the keys (weighted vs. not). Thanks.

  11. I love “Casio PX-770 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano – Black” because it’s something that our adult children could play when they come for visits with our grandbabies.

  12. I would love the Casio PX-770 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano because of the realistic sound and the extensive library of songs it has.

  13. I would love to get the Casio PX-770 88 key weighted action digital piano for my daughter, who already plays.

  14. Roland FP-90X 88-Key Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano because it’s top notch and I can play piano/keyboard.

  15. I would like the Nord Piano 5 88-Key Electric Piano as it is a professional level instrument

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  17. After looking through all of the various makes and models, I have settled on the YAMAHA P-45B Black 88-Key Digital Piano / Keyboard with Bonus Dust Cover, because Yamaha to me is a very trusted brand with high quality instruments, it has a lot of features to it and is compact and light, plus it comes with the bonus dust cover, which to me is essential for keeping the dust off.https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/yamaha-p-45b-black-88-key-digital-piano-keyboard-with-bonus-dust-cover/15744752

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