Recommendations from MMW
Instrument Purchase Recommendations
Digital & Acoustic Pianos
Phase 1) Basic keyboard with a stand. The keyboard should have weighted keys and be touch-sensitive. These features are important so the keyboard feels like an actual piano and not like a toy keyboard.
Phase 2) Digital piano console that looks very similar to an acoustic piano. The Yamaha Clavinova has options to hook up to Apple products for fun things such as intuitive recording, karaoke, silent play through headphones, background bands, and Itunes sheet music conversion.
Phase 3) Acoustic Upright or Grand pianos provide musicians with the most power, the best touch, and sound.
Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway, Roland, Korg & Kurzwell
Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar: Has a classic sound that is soothing. It can be deeper and fuller than an electric guitar. It has a true sound and can be played to get a full range of dynamics.
Electric Guitar: The strings are thinner and easier to play than acoustic. The neck of the guitar is thinner so making it easier for musicians to play. You can control volume and amps and pedals can change the sound.
Acoustic: Yamaha, Fender, Epiphone, Gibson, Taylor or Martin
Electic: Gretsch, Ephiphone, Yamaha, or Gibson
Acoustic & Electric Drums
Acoustic Drums: Key features to look for are 4-5 piece drumset (not including cymbals). A common drum package includes drums (bass drum, snare drum, & floor tom-tom and two rack toms. Cymbals, pedals, stands, and a throne (or seat) may not be included.
Electric Drums: This can be a great option because you can use headphones and practice without noise complaints.
Acoustic: Yamaha, Pearl, Tama, DW, & Gretsch
Electric: Roland, Yamaha & Alesis
Local Store & Service Recommendations
Recommended Local Stores
Band & Orchestra Rentals
Music Maker Workshops is a local Ahwatukee rental depot for Milano Music Center. So we highly recommend you come into our local studio to get all your band & orchestra needs. https://mmwaz.com/instrument-rentals-in-ahwatukee/