Best keyboards/pianos for school choral department
Date: February 10, 2016
Our school corporation may be in the market to grant us some new equipment. I am looking to purchase several new keyboards and a couple upright pianos for the choir. We have very nice facilities at our high school and our keyboards are sad, old, and clunky. I would like to get a keyboard in at least 3 of our practice rooms, 2 more for use elsewhere, and two nice upright pianos for the choir room itself. We already have a nice grand in our auditorium so that doesn't need to be replaced.
I've looked at the Casio Privia PX-350 for our practice keyboards, and various Yamaha Clavinovas for our nicer uprights, but I don't know if that's the best option. I'd like them to be portable within the building so I am steering away from acoustic uprights. I don't know much about different brands or what would work best, or which will have the best sound. I'm not too interested in bells and whistles, but I want something that plays as much like a true piano as possible.
I am interested in our school hosting a Solo and Ensemble event in the future, and would like to have enough decent keyboards/uprights that we could do this. Suggestions and thoughts are welcome. Thank you!