Everyone wants to get the best keyboard for beginners in India.
Musicals keyboards start from a small range for beginners to large professional keyboards.
Musical keyboards are great for composing background scores and adding classical music tones to enhance the music.
Keyboard has been the elementary musical instrument.
Since ages, it’s very commonly used as the base keying instrument that can illustrate every other instrumental musical note.
If you are planning to buy a classical keyboard, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. I suggest you read the basic buying guide, before jumping into buying the beginner keyboards.
Else jump right into list of Best Piano Keyboards in India.
Buying Guide for Keyboard in India
Casio and Yamaha keyboards in India are the leading manufacturers in this electronic keyboard segment.
Musical Keyboards don’t have any separate classification for beginners and professionals. Both use the keyboards, with moreover the same keys.
The only difference with professional musical keyboards is the additional musical note synthesis and extra audio features. Obviously, they cost more.Don’t mistake musical Keyboards with Piano.
They differ in their own ways like:
- Real Pianos or the Traditional Piano are large-sized (larger keyboard), and cannot be easily ported from place-to-place.
- The acoustic pianos are a acoustic instrument with weighted keys, where a hammer hits the strings and produces the sound in an acoustic piano.
- Musical keyboards are electrical instruments with keys tuned without any constraints.
Musical Keyboard Price in India
The musical keyboards pricing in India starts from Rs. 3,400 and goes all the way up Rs. 30,000.Considering you are a beginner/intermediate we recommend you start your investment with Rs. 5000, because that’s where you get the professional keyboards – Casio & Yamaha.
You can make your music and play a lot simpler with the extra features if you keep up with the price.
Best Keyboard For Beginners in India 2023
1. Casio CT-S200RD 61-Keys Portable Keyboard
Casio is the leading manufacturer in the musical keyboard, and neither the less I want you to pick the right keyboard, such that a beginner can use it as a professional keyboard too.
This Casio CT-S200RD is a compact-sized (93 x 25.6 x 7.3 cm) musical keyboard, which delivers around 19 hours of battery life.
It has a portable design and is easy to carry with 3.3 kg weight, lets you take away to clubs and stage performances with ease.
Its pitch bend wheel allows easy pitch variations, and other easy navigation keys help to add realistic effects to the music.
Sound quality is very good & crisp and has a medium volume level, very suitable for a beginner’s keyboard.
- Size: 93 x 25.6 x 7.3 cm, Weight: 3.3 kg
- 61 Keys, Connectivity: USB MIDI, LCD Screen, Micro USB Port
- Can be operated on batteries (6 AA Size Batteries)
- Free Carry Bag
Available at an lowest price makes this keyboard one of the best selling keyboards on Amazon.
2. Casio CT-S300 Casiotone 61-Key Touch Sensitive Portable Keyboard
This is the same Casio CT-S200 Casiotone keyboard as above, but is rich with one single extra feature.
This is my favorite keyboard, yet also the best keyboard for beginners in India according to me.
The additional feature here in this 61-key keyboard (portable) model is the Touch response, for which this keyboard costs approx. ~Rs. 1k more.
Touch Response delivers changes in volume and tone depending on the force used to play the keys.This way, If you are planning to play for a long time, this will be very worth it. Your fingers won’t feel tired at all.
This is one of the 61-key keyboards that are compatible with Casio’s mobile app called Chordana Play which enables you to learn all your favourite songs.
- Size: 93 x 25.6 x 7.3 cm, Weight: 3.3 kg
- 61 Keys, with Easy pitch bend wheel selector
- Connectivity: USB MIDI, LCD, Micro USB
- Can be operated on batteries (6 AA)
For beginner players, This keyboard is recommended for value for the money that any beginner, intermediate player or professional can get at this price range.
3. Casio SA-77 44 Mini Keys Keyboard, Black
This is Casio’s SA-77 44 Mini Keys keyboard featuring only 44 keys made for beginners, and low budget consumers.
This is made especially for beginners who plan to start learning keyboard which makes this an affordable option for beginners.
If you’re looking for a mini keyboard for kids or a lightweight keyboard for children then this cool keyboard piano must be your ideal choice for beginners.
- Size: 65 x 24 x 9 cm, Weight: 1.87 kg
- 44-Key keyboard, Piano/Organ/Harmonium Sounds
- LCD Display
- Also operates on batteries (6 AA)
For gifting and beginners keyboard on a low budget, this can be an option since it is an affordable keyboard. But for professional keyboard players, this type of piano keyboard is not a good option.
In case you are interested to buy Flutes or Cajons, We have article and buying guides which you may read here.
4. Yamaha PSRF51 61-Keys Portable Keyboard
This is Yamaha’s #1 selling keyboard in the list of piano for beginners. This is a 61-Keys Portable Keyboard of size (99.3 x 37.8 x 16 cm) weighing 4.9 Kg.
If you have used Yamaha keyboards before and liked it, then you will like this Yamaha keyboard too.
The keyboard sound is less in variety compare to Casio CT-S300, however, this beginner keyboard delivers a great sound and the key quality is pretty good.
- Size: 99.3 x 37.8 x 16 cm, Weight: 4.9 kg
- 61 Keys, Wide Variety Sounds
This is priced at a great price on Amazon, a starter keyboard for anyone who wants to enjoy playing music.
5. Yamaha PSR-E-363 61-Key Touch Sensitive Portable Keyboard
This is the best instrumental keyboard yet from Yamaha. This features 61 keys which are touch-sensitive (can be turned off manually), an amazing professional quality keyboard.
Its sound is fantastic for professional usage. Easy to operate, and a great buy for beginners too which makes it one of the best keyboards for beginners in India.
Sound quality is crisp and loud, with the advanced features of premium voices and more instruments, lets you compose your favorite songs for any genre and tune you want.
Basically it makes your work more easy and beautiful.
- Size: 94.5 x 36.8 x 12.2 cm, Weight: 5.9 kg
- 61 Keys, Wide range of voices & instrument sounds
- USB Connectivity, Touch Sensitivity
- 2 AA battery or via Power Adapter for Mains Power Supply.
If you are a little higher in the budget, this is the perfect Yamaha keyboard you will ever need. There are a whole lot of excellent features to explore on this.
6. Yamaha PSR-E263 61-Key Portable Keyboard
This Yamaha PSR-E263 is a 61 keys keyboard, another option to consider in the best keyboard for beginners in India.
The sound and stereo systems are great, perfect for amateurs. You can also start playing this with 6 AA batteries.
It features a comprehensive library of 400 instrument voices and 130 auto accompaniment styles that will allow you to enjoy playing any musical genre.
This doesn’t have an AC adapter along with the product. So you will have to purchase it separately.
The Casio Casiotone CT-S300 is my favorite pick for the price in this list of keyboards for beginners, and I will definitely recommend it to everyone. You always have a better budget preference, and it will definitely impress you.
I hope this article gave you the more-to-basic idea on what to look into, and make the best purchase in the musical keyboards in India.
In order to give your keyboard piano more life, you should consider getting keyboard accessories such as a bag or cover for your piano.
If you’re interested in guitar too then you may consider reading our article on the guitar.
You are free to comment below on any query or feedback about the article. Keep playing the keyboard, keep improving.
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Thank you srikanth. This helps a lot before I buy the right one..
You are welcome, I am glad you liked it. 🙂
Nice article ZiggiMusich.I am planning to purchase for my daughter.She is learning carnatic.vocal but is beginner on keyboard.. we prefer 61 keys ,What is advantage of Yamaha over touch sensitive Casio.
Touch Response feature basically helps the player to play the keyboard a little more easily. Both Yamaha and Casio have ‘Touch response’ featuring keyboards. There’s isn’t any high difference in sound quality as you think, but brands have their own signature sounds.
Shreyas Khambhayata says
Casio has a ‘high grade’ series and their very first casio in the series – WK 240 is for around 13-14k and has 76 keys and touch sensitivity.
I’m a beginner so should go for a keyboard with more keys or stick with the 61 ones like the CT 300?
Actually, it’s more to the price point here and playing level. If you are a beginner Casio CT-S300 Casiotone is perfect with only 61 keys. The 76 keys keyboards are mostly for professionals, and definitely has a lot of features you would ever want if your budget suffices.
Bro which one you will recommend for beginners under 5k
Casio SA-77 44 Mini Keys Keyboard is my personal favorite for the value its adds.
Kartik Angadi says
Hello, the one about the mini keyboard costing around 3.3k, is it adult-friendly too? Or is it just for kids?
Good that you asked this. It’s not a toy keyboard. All the listed keyboards here are for professionally learning music. Indeed your kids can have fun playing this, but you know what to do. 🙂
Kunal Chauhan says
Appreciate your time and effort to provide such a useful information to newbie like me.
It is really helpful to first time buyers.