For the keyboardist on your gift list, nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a present that's related to their hobby. In fact, today's keyboards and keyboard accessories are vast and constantly growing, and this selection has a wide range of options to choose from.
Depending on the age and skill level of the person you're buying for, there are definitely things to take into consideration when purchasing a keyboard as a holiday gift. For example, keyboards typically come in 61, 76 and 88 key sizes. If you're on the market for a beginner keyboard, then a 61-key model is your best bet. In which case, go with the Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard
. Designed specifically for learning musicians, this keyboard offers a built-in Yamaha Education Suite that allows students to teach themselves. Additionally, it also includes a built-in accompaniment styles that makes it possible to sound like a full band.
Or, maybe you want to go all out for the more experienced player in your family. If so, it never hurts to involve them in your decision making process. But if you want to surprise them, you simply can't go wrong with the Nord Stage 2 Compact 73-Key Stage Keyboard
. As a part of the new flagship instrument line, this keyboard combines Nord's latest piano, organ and synthesizer sound generation technology. For the professional performing musician in your household, the Nord Stage 2 SW73 is sure to be winner this festive season.