Ideal space saving pianosDon't have much room? - This guide will give you an idea of what type of piano to look for...
These days you don’t need a mansion to own a piano. You barely even need standing room!
There are a number of options that will give you a really authentic piano touch and sound, and be compact enough to not get in anyone’s way. One of the most popular has been the Yamaha Arius S34 and it’s big brother; the Yamaha Arius S54.
As you can see the profile is super narrow, and a neat little trick is when the lid is closed the top is flat, which means it doubles as a desk. Perfect for university students. This has, without doubt, been our biggest selling piano for people who are space-conscious, and with people heading off to university.
Other popular models for saving space are the Yamaha P125 and Yamaha P45. These are designed to be compact and portable. Crucially you can place them on a portable, collapsable stand, which means if you’re traveling often or playing gigs regularly, they are easy to move.
Generally speaking, digital pianos are much more convenient than traditional pianos when it comes to saving space. This is because they do not require strings or an iron frame, or even a large cabinet for acoustic reasons.
If you needed something that was compact but also pro-quality, then look no further than the Yamaha P515. This is the equivalent of a mid-high range Yamaha Clavinova, but one can still pick it up and move it around easily. Chris recently made a video where he demonstrates it’s portability and points out some other important points to consider. Watch below.
As you can see, having a small space shouldn’t stop you from owning a really nice piano. I fondly remember my days living in a little cottage with barely any room to put up an ironing board! At the time I owned a Yamaha portable piano like the ones above and I used to store it upright in the cupboard along with the ironing board. It proved robust enough to cope with this and never failed me. I would occasionally slide it under the bed too (Top-tip: if you ever do this make sure you cover it with something to stop the dust falling on it). I hope this has been useful for you! Bye-bye for now.