A Digital Piano For A Small Apartment
I won't pretend that I have this exact model, as mine is 8 or 9 years old and they are always being improved, but I can tell you some of the advantages of owning one, particularly in an apartment or shared college room. First their size lends them to being easy to move into a small apartment. I live on the first floor and the stairs are narrow; there is no way I could get a "real" piano up here.
One of the other big advantages is that there are ear phones to use so you need not disturb the neighbours or your room mate, with your continual practicing. So you can keep up your three hours practice a day and still be on the best of terms with everyone around you. I hope you will surface occasionally to socialize.
This is a great instrument. You have the full 88 keys. O.K. so there's nothing quite like an acoustic piano, but hey this little beauty is providing you with all the practice you need and won't even be cross when you desert her for the acoustic. The sound is very good especially in the latest models. I won't bore you with all the specs, you can look those up for yourself.
If you are also a composer you can link your Yamaha Arius to your computer and improvise and capture it.
There are also different voices on the Arius. I tend to use just the piano sound, but maybe you are a little more adventurous. Whatever you decide enjoy your music. If I had had one of these pianos when I was a student what a difference it would have made for me.
One great feature is the ability to record what you play. Then you listen and get the chance to really listen critically to what you play and make improvements in your interpretation. You can also record one hand of the music and then play it back while you play the other hand at the same time. This is very good for learning a new piece.
So what do you think? Would you like to consider it?