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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.