Electronic keyboards feature black and white keys like a traditional piano. While more portable than a piano, they can range from 94 cm in length and 8.3 kg in weight to 132 cm in length and 13.6 kg in weight.
They are played by pressing the keys with fingertips. Electronic keyboards have on-board speakers with the option to plug in headphones for quiet practice time.
Keyboards are a versatile instrument offering many types of sounds and settings in addition to the basic piano keyboard sound.
When you borrow a digital keyboard from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it. You will also receive a power adapter, a music rest and usage manuals for the keyboard. If you borrow our larger keyboard you will also receive a pedal.
An instrument in good condition makes better music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the keyboard while you have it.
Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through Artist Works for Libraries.
Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library