The Yamaha Piaggero NP11 Review

Piaggero NP11

The Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard is the best keyboard for those looking for something that not only plays well but also is easy to carry around as well. With this portable product, you will have the experience of playing 61 full-sized keys, yet this product still ways about 10 pounds.

Portable is the best single word to describe another scene stealer from Yamaha, manufacturer of the world’s best keyboards, the Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard. Weighing at a very light 10 pounds, lugging it around will be like just carrying around an infant.

In today’s modern world, a lot of people are looking for ways to get their kid do useful things instead of devoting all their time playing games online on their gadgets. Some get their kids involved in sports, other to crafts, while a few want to incorporate music into their lives.

One of the cheapest past times you could get your kid hooked on is music. You can also spend some quality time with your little tots while learning how to play the piano. With music, all you need is an instrument and some tutorial lessons to start them off, and the rest is up to you.

Most people choose the guitar over a keyboard, with the price being a major consideration, but with this product, you can know own a keyboard for slightly under $150.

Piaggero NP11 – Product detail

The Yamaha Piaggero NP11 51-Key Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard weighs only 10 pounds, which is absolutely lighter than the other models made by Yamaha. Yet despite its lightness, it is still jam-packed with a lot of features that will make you wonder how it all fits into such a light package.

In this portable version, you will find 61 full-sized keys. Added to this is the user-friendly panel that is designed with voice select buttons, making it easy to use and to find one the suits your taste.

Features like its tempo and time signature are both totally adjustable, making it perfect for countless practices until you reach your playing best. Sustaining notes sounds natural with over 32 available polyphony notes made better by the Dynamic Voice Allocation by Yamaha.

Technical detail

  • Dimensions: 46.9 x 14.1 x 7.7 inches
  • 61 full keys incorporated into a very portable package
  • Operates with only 6 AA batteries only
  • Change instrument sounds easily with its available 10 voices (Electric, Rock, Vibraphone, etc.) in an easy to operate panel
  • Weights only an approximate 10 pounds
  • With an Energy Conservation Optimized (ECO) feature that lets it shut down after 30 minutes of idleness

Pros

Despite its seemingly light weight for a portable keyboard, a lot of good things can be said about the Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard. First on the list of things worth commending is, of course, its weight. When Yamaha said portable, they definitely meant it and were serious with this product. Weighing an approximate 10 pounds, it is very easy to lug around the house and make it easy to travel around. Unlike the other keyboards out there, it has a lot to offer despite it being portable in nature.

Another great thing with this is that it only needs 6 AA sized batteries to keep it working. This saves you money from your electricity bills. So whenever you play your keyboard, you will not have to go through the hassle of looking for an electrical socket to power it. This also makes it safe to use even for the younger ones, since using it does not involve any cord and plugging into any socket at all.

Some may think that since it is portable and has 61 keys, the keys may seem a tad too small to really play well. Yet this is all possible with this product.

The size is perfect for small spaces like dorm rooms or studio apartments. This makes it perfect for students and kids who want a keyboard of their own, or for parents wanting their children to practice keyboarding at home.

At a cheap price this product is a steal! Not only do you get the portability that you want with a keyboard, but also get a lot of features at the side as well.

Cons

One of the drawbacks to this product is that it does not come with a keyboard stand. The only stand you get with the package is a music stand. This only means that you have to put in extra money to buy a keyboard stand, but there are also produced by Yamaha that will perfectly fit this specific model.

Getting a sustaining pedal is another thing you need to buy to get the whole package, which is entirely optional but will be of great help—especially for the more advanced players.

An AC adapter is another add-on that many purchase after buying this particular model. It is always nice to have a back-up, in case you run out of batteries and an electrical socket is all that you have.

Who should buy it?

The Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard is the best keyboard for those looking for something that not only plays well but also is easy to carry around as well. With this portable product, you will have the experience of playing 61 full-sized keys, yet this product still ways about 10 pounds. The weight is a major reason why parents who want their kids to learn playing an instrument should buy this keyboard. It only relies on 6 AA sized batteries to work, so the kids won’t get anywhere near power cords and electrical sockets. Unless you get an AC adaptor for this, it will always be safe to use, even for little kids.

Why should you buy it?

You should buy this because this is the ultimate portable keyboard from Yamaha. It has a lot of features packed into its light weight.

It is also safe to use because it relies on batteries to keep on working. Not only that, with this model you have the option to buy an AC adapter just in case you need it.

Beginners and expert keyboard players will surely love this product. From its full sized keys to its ECO function that lets you save the energy from your batteries, it has a lot to offer.