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Is your child beginning to express interest in music?
Do you think they might be the next Beethoven?
Perhaps it’s time to buy them an instrument. A full-sized instrument is probably too much for a toddler, and cost wise, it can end up being a bigger commitment for you as a parent.
Fortunately, there are plenty of pianos suited to toddlers. From toy pianos to mini keyboards, there isn’t a shortage of options.
So, let’s compare some of the best toddler pianos around.
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Schoenhut Learn-To-Play Baby Grand Toy Piano
The Schoenhut Learn-to-Play baby grand toy piano is available in Black, White and Pink and comes with a matching bench.
It also comes with strong sounding keys that offer chime-like tones (produced by small hammers striking metal rods) and is ideals for kids 3 and up – experience not required.
The key size encourages better finger placement and we all know how important proper technique can be for developing musicians.
The keyboard also features curved legs and Schoenhut’s patented Tri-Play Learning System. This unit was built with durability in mind to ensure it holds up to regular use.
Most reviewers were pleased with the product, though the sound of the piano has evoked a bit of a mixed response, with some liking it and some finding it annoying.
At this price point, you shouldn’t expect more than a toy, which is basically what the Schoenhut is. If you’ve got the budget for it, it’s not a bad pick.
KidKraft Lil’ Symphony Piano
The KidKraft Lil’ Symphony piano comes with 25 keys, sturdy wood construction and it doesn’t require any assembly.
Many parents found their kids loved this little piano. Some buyers had issues with the keys. But if your product arrives defective, make sure to return it for a working model.
This KidKraft piano could be a decent option.
Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano
The Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play piano is a brightly painted mini piano with 25 keys and two full octaves.
It comes with an illustrated songbook and color-coded key chart for easy learning.
Customers are a little split on the Melissa & Doug piano. Some consumers loved that it was sturdy, while others didn’t like the sound.
At this price point, you can’t argue too much, however. Bottom line – it depends on what your budget is and what you’re looking for. This might be it but you’re free to keep looking.
Best Choice Products Toddler Learn-To-Play Mini Piano
The Best Choice Products toddler Learn-to-Play mini piano comes in several playful colors, including Black, Blue, Pink and Red.
The keys on this piano have been designed to promote proper finger placement.
Key guide stickers can be attached to the keys so your child can learn their notes while playing with the piano.
A music book also comes with the bundle and the unit is made with wood. The wood has a vibrant, enameled finish.
Some buyers liked the sound of the piano while others didn’t. But it seems to be a big hit among kids.
The Best Choice Products piano is an affordable option.
Schoenhut 25-Key My First Piano II
The Schoenhut My First Piano II is available in White, Pink and Red.
With this little piano, your child can begin to develop their hand-eye coordination and creativity.
It comes with Schoenhut’s patented Tri-Play Learning System play-by-color teaching method and is intended for ages three and up.
Overall, the piano seems to be a big hit with kids and it’s a durable unit with an impeccable finish.
Some customers had issues with sticking keys, out-of-tune keys and bad sound.
Toy pianos, however, generally aren’t built to be more than toys, so it’s always good to be mindful of that as you’re shopping.
ANTAPRCIS 31 Keys Piano Keyboard Toy With Microphone
The ANTAPRCIS piano keyboard is an electronic keyboard with four instruments sounds, four musical styles, eight percussion sounds, 22 prerecorded melodies and three teaching modes.
It is made with environmental non-toxic ABS plastic materials, rounded edges and soft curves for safety. It’s still built to be durable though.
It’s lightweight enough that it’s also portable, and it even comes with additional functionality that allows you to connect your smartphone, MP3 player, PC or iPad (cable included).
The microphone allows your child to sing along with the songs.
ANTAPRCIS offers 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 30-day money back guarantee.
Buyers found this keyboard to be great for beginners because it’s fun and interactive.
Less enthusiastic buyers said it’s fragile and overpriced. We can’t confirm or deny this and customers who complained about it were in the minority.
But if you want a toy piano that does a little more, you might be interested in the ANTAPRCIS.
Amy&Benton Toy Piano For Baby & Toddler
The Amy&Benton toy piano helps kids develop their hearing ability, hand-eye coordination, memory, musical talent and creativity.
This multifunctional toy piano comes with 24 keys, eight percussion instruments, four musical instruments, 22 demo songs, volume and rhythms, “play & record”, karaoke, LED, external MP3 and microphone.
Parents report their kids love playing with this piano and even note it’s a great educational tool.
What some didn’t like about it is that it’s too small. Its size, however, seems to be a point of contention and some hold that its size is just perfect.
So, the Amy&Benton may not be for everyone, but it is fully featured for the price.
BAOLI 24 Keys Keyboard Kids Toy Piano With Microphone
The BAOLI 24-key kids keyboard comes with four musical instruments (violin, xylophone, flute and others), 22 demos, eight percussion sounds, butterfly shaped flashing LED lights and karaoke.
The keyboard is made of durable, environmentally safe materials. It also comes with automatic power saving mode.
Buyers liked the sound quality of the keyboard as well as the fact that their kids had fun playing with it. Several buyers said it was smaller than expected, so make sure it’s the right size for your child before purchase.
Conomus Piano Keyboard Toy For Kids
The multifunctional Conomus kids keyboard comes with adjustable microphone and karaoke, 24 keys, 22 demo songs, four musical instruments, eight percussion instruments, volume and rhythms control, record and playback function, high definition horn and butterfly LED.
You also get an audio cable to connect to your smartphone, MP3 player, PC or iPad to play music of your choosing.
The keyboard is environmentally friendly and safe, durable and non-toxic.
Buyers loved that this keyboard was fun and easy to use. Some thought it was a little too small and didn’t like the size of the microphone either.
Again, make sure you know what you’re buying before you buy it.
nicknack Piano Toy Keyboard For 1 Year Old Baby & Toddlers
The nicknack toy keyboard comes with 24 keys, eight percussion instruments, four musical instruments, 22 demo songs, different volume and rhythms, play and record, karaoke, LED, external MP3 and mobile phone compatibility, and a microphone.
Manufacturer states this could be a great choice for 1- to 3-year-olds.
Reviewers say this is a fun toy that’s easy to use. Some didn’t like the sound, the record and playback function or the microphone. Of course, there’s only so much you can expect at this price point.
M SANMERSEN Kids Piano
The M SANMERSEN 25-key piano comes with an upright design, bright red surface, small size and electronically produced sounds.
It features a professional anti-slip design at the bottom, music book stand, Hi-Fi sound and it runs on four AA batteries. It is geared towards children three and up.
Buyers liked that this piano sounded realistic. So, if you don’t mind picking up a few batteries, the M SANMERSEN is a great choice.
Little Princess Educational 37 Keys Keyboard Kids Toy Piano
The Little Princess keyboard comes with 37 keys, eight musical instruments, eight percussion instruments, three teaching modes, eight accompaniment styles and 22 demos.
It also features colorful rhythm lights, record and play functions, adjustable volume, rhythm and karaoke functions, as well as MP3 player and smartphone connectivity.
The keyboard is made of ABS environmental protection material that’s 100% safe and non-toxic.
Positive reviewers loved the size of the keyboard as well as the smartphone and MP3 player connectivity. Some found the build materials a little fragile, however.
Goplus Classical Kids Piano
The Goplus classical kids piano is suited for toddlers and children up to seven. This piano is available in Black and Pink.
Its safety design features a firm construction, smooth surface, curved corners, safety-hinged lid and environment friendly paint – non-toxic and tasteless.
The MDF body, birch wood legs and ABS keys make this is a durable unit.
The bundle comes with a matching hardwood bench and music holder.
Parents loved that their kids got instantly drawn in by the piano. They also liked its decent sound quality and affordable price point.
Some buyers seemed to have issues with sticking or wiggly keys, and some didn’t like that it didn’t sound like a piano.
Of course, you can’t expect a product like this to sound like a grand, let alone upright piano at this price point.
Overall, the Goplus is still worth a look.
Costzon Classical Kids Piano
The 30-key Costzon classical kids piano is basically a direct competitor to the Goplus one just introduced and is suitable for children 3 to 8.
Available in Black and Pink, the kids piano features an MDF body, birch wood legs and ABS keys, which makes it sturdy. It comes coated with environmentally friendly children’s paint with TSCA certification.
Equipped with the music stand and bench, the piano is a convenient and portable size.
Buyers loved that the piano was easy to assemble and noted that it makes for a great first piano. Some people, however, didn’t like the piano’s sound.
The Costzon is still worth a look.
Best Choice Products Kids Classic Wooden 30 Key Miniature Baby Grand Piano
The Best Choice Products 30-key baby grand piano is a lot like the two preceding on this list.
Available in Black, Pink and White, this piano has a classical design. It comes with a matching stool and music holder.
The manufacturer states that this piano is recommended for ages 1 to 5 years.
Buyers say this piano features a sturdy design and they also liked its compact design. Several buyers found it to be somewhat fragile, however, suggesting that you may need to exercise some caution when using the toy.
Hape Happy Grand Piano Toddler Wooden Musical Instrument
The Hape Happy grand piano is recommended for children 36 months and up. It is made with a non-toxic finish and child safe materials.
The manufacturer states that this product has a realistic look, resonant sound and a lid that can be opened.
Positive reviewers said they liked the look of the piano and their kids loved playing with it too. Less enthusiastic reviewers didn’t like the sound or feel of the piano.
It seems like “feel” would be the wrong thing to address here, especially if your child enjoys the toy as it is. This is not a pro grade instrument and shouldn’t be thought of as such.
Smartxchioces 30-Key Black Mini Grand Piano
The Smartxchioces 30-key black mini grand piano comes in Black or Pink. It is made of solid wood and ABS keys, making it safe and durable. It has a natural and smooth surface along with curved-shaped corners and safety-hinged lid that opens and closes as desired.
This unit does not require batteries or external power. It’s easy to assemble and it also comes with an easy-to-play songbook and a color-coded key chart.
Buyers loved the finish and quality of the unit. Some seemed to have issues with the keys, but they are in the minority.
LAGRIMA Classical Kids Piano, 30 Keys Wood Mini Baby Grand Piano
The LAGRIMA classical kids piano comes in Black and Blue. It comes with 30 chimey keys, firm construction and smooth surface, curve-shaped corners, safety-hinged lid (for opening and closing), MDF body with birch wood legs and ABS keys.
The piano is environment friendly paint coated, non-toxic, tasteless and harmless for kids. You also get a matching hardwood bench and music holder.
Positive reviews say this is the perfect keyboard for introducing kids to piano and noted it can make for a great gift.
There basically aren’t any gripes for the LAGRIMA, making it a worthwhile option.
WOSTOO Piano Keyboard 49 Key, Portable Electronic Kids Keyboard Piano
For those times when you think you might want more keys…
The WOSTOO 49 key keyboard comes with five instrument sounds, six demo songs, eight rhythms, 16 sounds, charging function, piano function, dual speaker ensemble mode, detachable microphone, audio cable jack, record playback function and automatic standby sleep function.
This keyboard is made of high-quality ABS and non-toxic environmental protection plastic. It has a built-in lithium-ion battery. The keyboard can be used up to 10 hours after four hours or charging.
It also comes with a u-disk socket for playing whatever songs you want. Manufacturer claims you can also connect your mobile phone, tablet or MP3 player too.
The keyboard has a 30-day full refund and 12-month warranty.
Parents loved that this keyboard was so feature rich and noted that it was great for getting started. Some seemed to have issues with batteries. Others didn’t like the sounds.
It may not be for everyone, but it could be a great product depending on your needs.
VTech Record & Learn KidiStudio
The VTech Record & Learn KidiStudio is an educational toy and it comes equipped with a real microphone and voice changer.
This toy allows your kids to explore a variety of sounds, including drums, scratch disc and whammy bar. It features 40+ songs and sound effects. The keyboard even lights up to teach your child to follow along with jazz, techno and rock and roll music.
The karaoke toy teaches tempo, rhythm and melody. The toy is intended for ages 3 to 6 and includes three AA batteries for demo use.
Satisfied parents said this keyboard is easy to use. Some nitpicks include issues with the microphone and annoying sounds.
The VTech is a good choice if you’re looking for a low-cost, multifunctional option for your child.
MeeYum Kids Musical Instrument Piano Toy
Recommended for kids 24 months and up, the MeeYum kids keyboard comes with 31 keys, seven tones, 22 demos, eight rhythms, flash screen and mic.
The foldaway legs and take apart stool seat make it easy for you to store the keyboard anywhere.
Parents loved that this keyboard kept their kids busy. On the downside, its durability was somewhat questionable, so that’s something to be mindful of.
Reditmo 31 Keys Kids Piano Keyboard, Educational Toy
The Reditmo 31-key kids keyboard is another worthy option if you’re thinking you might like more than just a toy piano.
This unit comes with a microcomputer integrated chip, stereo speaker, soft sound effects, two instrument tones, two rhythms, two presentation methods, 15 presentation sounds and 15-built in demo songs.
It also features eight dance rhythms and the ability to connect to an MP3 player to play music of your choice.
Buyers liked that this toy kept their kids occupied and that all the advertised functions worked perfectly.
One thing to look out for, however, is that the Reditmo isn’t the most durable keyboard out there. This shouldn’t be a problem if you take good care of it.
SAOCOOL Toddler Keyboard
The SAOCOOL toddler keyboard is an affordably priced multifunction toy keyboard.
Ideal for ages 3 and older, the keyboard is available in Blue and White, and it comes with a microphone too.
The keyboard was made from non-toxic ABS environmentally friendly materials. It comes with 22 demo songs, eight tones, eight rhythms and four percussion sounds.
Using the external microphone, your children can sing along with the music. The toy is powered by four AA batteries, which don’t come included.
Optimistic buyers liked the many features included with the keyboard, but some didn’t like the sound quality.
Again, you can’t expect too much at this price point.
JINRUCHE Kids Piano, 37 Keys Multi-Function Electronic Keyboard Piano
Conveniently, the JINRUCHE kids piano comes in Blue, Purple and White. It is made of non-toxic environmental protection plastic and features a smooth-edge design. It can be powered by three AA batteries.
The keyboard comes with eight sounds, eight rhythms, six demos and four percussion sounds. You also get a music songbook as part of the bundle.
Reviews say this keyboard is portable and offers decent sound quality. There isn’t much by way of constructive negative reviews.
aPerfectLife Keyboard For Kids, 37 Keys Multifunction Portable Piano Electronic Keyboard
The aPerfectLife keyboard for kids is ideal for kids aged 3 to 8 and is made of ABS, non-toxic environmental protection plastic. It has been certified by CPC children and conforms to RoHS safety certification.
This multifunction keyboard comes with piano function, two speakers, ensemble mode, detachable microphone, audio cable jack, keyboard drum, record playback function and automatic standby sleep function.
It also comes with eight tones, eight rhythms, six demos and four percussion sounds. It’s safe to say it’s quite feature-rich for the price.
Parents liked that this keyboard worked with and without batteries. Some didn’t like that the product was kind of small and others said it wasn’t great quality (were you expecting a Nord Electro at this price point?).
The aPerfectLife keyboard is not half bad for what it is.
B. toys – Meowsic Toy Piano – Children’s Keyboard Cat Piano With Toy Microphone For Kids 2 Years+
The B. toys Meowsic toy piano is a cat toy keyboard with 20 familiar nursery rhymes, seven kitty cat songs, five sounds (piano, bells, organ, banjo and meows) as well as a mic for singing along.
It also features a record and playback function, volume control, and beat and tempo. It is made of worry-free materials and is ideal for toddlers 2 years and up.
Most parents are incredibly pleased with this fun toy. Some had issues with the microphone and longevity, so that’s one thing to look out for.
What Should I Look For In A Toddler Piano?
This probably isn’t a buying decision to overthink. Toddler pianos are generally straightforward and affordable, especially compared to other types of pianos.
If you spend more money, you might get a slightly better product. But even for a small amount of money, you can get a multifunction keyboard that does more than just make noise.
So, the main factors considered below are:
- Whether the piano is fun to play with
- How the piano sounds
- Functions and features
- Safety and durability
- Budget and cost
If it falls outside of these five criteria, it’s probably unimportant. So, let’s get into this.
The Fun Factor
Nothing should be considered quite as important as the fun factor. If your children enjoy the piano (which, judging by most kids, they will), then the toy has basically done its job.
Sure, there is always something to nitpick. It could be the jarring sound, bad tuning, sticking keys or breakable legs.
But if you’re only going to spend $20 – $140 then you can’t expect the product to be perfect. The cost of toy pianos makes them easily replaceable.
Some keyboards on this list have more features than others. This could certainly add to the fun, but it isn’t necessarily a requirement.
So, if your child has fun with the keyboard you purchase, let’s consider that a passing grade.
Good Sound Quality
Sound quality varies significantly from one product to another, though you should not expect any of the products on this list to sound like a “real” piano.
Most toy pianos sound closer to xylophones. If you get a keyboard instead, then you’ll likely end up with a unit that’s capable of producing several sounds. Of course, none of these sounds are likely to be stellar.
For the most part, sound is of greater concern to the parent than the child. The child will have fun no matter what – the parent may need to endure the noise.
Though toy pianos don’t usually have volume control, keyboards do, so that might be one of the advantages of getting a keyboard as opposed to an acoustic instrument.
If you’d like to dive deeper to discover what each keyboard sounds like, then it’s worth searching for online video demos and reviews. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll be getting before you buy.
Again, it’s important to make a distinction between toy pianos and keyboards.
Generally, the only educational feature you’ll get with a piano is a songbook. A keyboard, however, may come with keys that light up, demo songs, rhythms your child can play to, a microphone and more.
Educational features can be handy but may not make the difference for some parents.
Just because a child engages in music at an early age doesn’t mean they will make a career out of it let alone continue to play music over the long haul. It’s important to encourage your child in the direction they want to go in.
It’s also worth stating that you can easily get other educational tools online that can help with the learning process if you think your child is inclined to study and learn more about piano.
So, while educational features are a nice bonus, they probably won’t be must-haves for most buyers.
You don’t need to overthink this. Go with whatever you think will work best for your child.
A Safe & Durable Product
If used in the intended manner, we assume all products on this list to be perfectly safe for kids.
If you’re in any doubt about any product, however, it’s always worth doing some additional research. Check the reviews and see if you can find more information.
For many parents, safety is a concern, so it’s worth doing your due diligence so far as the quality of the product is concerned.
When it comes to durability, your mileage is going to vary. There’s just no way around it.
Keep your expectations realistic (especially for the price) and do a bit of research into the product you’re thinking about buying. You should be able to find a product that matches your needs, and should you need to replace it, it’s nice to know it’s not going to be a major expenditure.
Suitable Price Point
You would be hard pressed to overspend on a toy keyboard, but just in case, we always encourage our readers to be mindful of their budget.
We also know that, as parents, you may need to navigate tight budgets at times. To that end, you might want to consider a budget keyboard for now and upgrade as you’re able. No need to overextend yourself when your child is going to enjoy themselves just the same.
It might mean enduring a certain amount of noise short term, but in the long run, the toy will have served its purpose and your child will have had their fun.
Best Toddler Pianos Reviewed – Final Thoughts
There are a broad range of options for toddler pianos. And, many of the available products are alike.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a piano or keyboard, assuming it fits your budget and your child enjoys it.
We hope you found this guide helpful and it informs your purchase decision. Happy shopping.