|The Noteworthy YM-718 61 Key Multifunctional LCD Electronic Keyboard provides you with an easy way to learn and play the keyboard. This portable keyboard is not only perfect for the beginner but also the ideal keyboard for your musical education as well as for your own entertainment. Some of the many features that are included on this keyboard are: a built-in metronome with two different teaching modes, built-in recorder, 61 standard size touch sensitive keys, 100 different voices with 100 different accompaniment styles, 40 different demo songs to listen to or play along with and sustain, vibrato and echo effects. The Noteworthy YM-718 keyboard is also very light and portable and can be powered by eight "D" size batteries or by the included AC power adaptor.
This is the perfect item for my young daughter taking piano lessons. She loves it, and as always arrived earlier than expected.
Great deal for the money, sounds terrific and a good fit for my 6 year old who just started piano lessons. (Didn't want to invest a lot of money until he's taken lessons for a year). If you are looking for an inexpensive practice piano this is a good choice. CONS: 1) piano is not attached to the stand -- it simply sits on top of it so if you have rambunctious pets or several children you may want to invest in a sturdier model and 2) the music holder is very flimsy. These two factors not a big deal for me but may be important factors for busy households.
Great gift for intro users12/27/2010
I bought this as a Christmas gift ($80) for my 12-year old niece and she absolutely loves it. She has been taking lessons on the saxophone for 2+ years now, and has easily picked up playing this keyboard. It has a lot of features that allow her to experiment with and keep her interested in this instrument. I expect that if she sticks with playing the keyboard, she will need to move up to a keyboard with more functionality within a year or 2.