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Looking for a budget-conscience upright piano?

Here at Riverton Music, we care about your student’s musical success. Many pianos you find online from private sellers should be “retired” and not placed in a learning environment. Just because the keys work, make a sound or even look nice, does not make them a good instrument or a good investment. A majority of the time, pianos under $2,000 are in requirement of repairs that exceed the value of the piano.  Then you’re still left with a piano that does not meet the needs of pianists of any level.

Consider the following from our FAQ page:


“Is acoustic always better than digital?”

Yes! • A HIGH QUALITY acoustic piano provides an experience that even a quality digital piano has difficulty reproducing. These are rarely found used on the market. They are purchase by those that play or are committed to playing the piano for a long time. If found, they are generally quite old and may not be the best value/option or if newer will not fall in the lower-end price range.

No! • An ENTRY LEVEL acoustic piano may have limited sound quality and limited action play-ability and at the very most be equal to buying a quality digital piano.

No! • A POOR QUALITY acoustic piano can be more of a detriment than a help and in most cases a worse choice than a Roland digital piano.

1.) The feel and sound of a Roland digital piano is superior to that of  older, poor quality pianos and many times equal or better than new entry level pianos.

2.) If budget/investment is a concern, poor quality pianos and lower entry level pianos usually require more tuning and upkeep.  This is a cost that many first time buyers may not understand nor desire to commit to.  Without this CONSTANT ATTENTION, a quality digital piano is a much better choice because it requires little to no maintenance.

3.) Roland digital pianos also provide the added benefit of using headphones.

4.) A Roland digital piano is much different than a keyboard. Just because it has weighted keys does not mean it is of good quality. Roland home digital pianos are not sold at big box stores and are reserved to be sold at piano stores by the manufacturer.

If you are looking for a piano under $1,000-$3,000, most times a digital piano is a better option.

Here are a couple options we have in that price range:

 Roland RP-102

Connect wirelessly with tablet via bluetooth technology

The Roland RP102 delivers on all fronts, combining authentic piano performance and onboard practice features in a compact and affordable design. It’s filled with technologies derived from our award-winning premium pianos—including a luxurious and supremely playable weighted-action keyboard—providing inspiring sound and touch that will continually support your music as your skills evolve. And with its streamlined cabinet and three integrated pedals, the RP102 offers a traditional upright look that fits nicely anywhere.

  • Bluetooth midi & page turn technology
  • High Resolution Sampled Sounds
  • Grand piano escapement with hammer-weighted action.


 Roland HP-702

The latest in digital piano technology

The Roland HP-702 provides authentic grand piano sound and true hammer-action touch with Ivory Feel keys to support maturing skills and more nuanced playing expressions. It also includes integrated Bluetooth® for wirelessly connecting with apps like Roland’s Piano Every Day and Piano Designer on your favorite mobile device, accelerating learning and enhancing your playing experiences. Offering exceptional piano performance, built-in education features, and modern connectivity, the affordable HP-702 is the perfect instrument to stimulate musical growth and allow budding talents to blossom.

  • Bluetooth audio & midi technology
  • High Resolution Sampled Sounds
  • Grand piano escapement with hammer-weighted action.


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