” The two most important things you need from a digital piano when you’re learning is a realistic touch and an authentic piano tone. It must feel close to the weight and response of a real piano and have a minimum of 4 dynamic levels. Size, weight, and ‘bells and whistles’ shouldn’t be a deciding factor in your purchase “, Graham Howard, Piano Advisor
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Broadway AB1£499.00 Select options
Broadway EZ-102 (Free stool & headphones)£699.00 Select options
Broadway B1 (Free piano stool & headphones)£799.00 Select options
Broadway BW1 (Free piano stool & headphones)£899.00 Select options
Broadway B3£999.00 Add to basket
Broadway BG2 Digital Baby Grand£4,999.00 Select options
Broadway MK11 Digital Self Playing Baby Grand£10,995.00 Select options
Description of Models
Portable digital piano, fully-weighted keys. Perfect for a first piano and learning up to grade 5.
Space-saver, easy to store away. Wooden or fold-away metal stands available from £29.99.
Beautiful looking piano, compact, and easy to move around.
Colours: Black or white
Rent-to-Buy available (£35 per month).
Ideal for the first few years of learning – up to about grade 5 level).
88 fully weighted, touch sensitive keys, attractive looking cabinet with full back board, traditional piano pillars and front toes for added stability.
Colours: Black Satin, Dark Rosewood, white or polished ebony
Rent-to-Buy available (£39 per month).
Ideal for beginner, intermediate and up to grade 6 level)
Traditional, classical looking digital piano with compact dimensions. The Broadway B1 is a space saver that looks tidy and smart. It has 4 dynamic levels and a heavier, more realistic feel to the keys than the EZ-102.
Colours: Black Satin, Dark Rosewood or White
Rent-to-Buy available (£45 per month).
Broadway’s finest digital piano.
If you’re a more advanced player or you’d like a piano that you won’t need to upgrade later, then take a look at the Broadway B3.
Special Offer: £999
Broadway BG2 (Baby grand digital piano – for home use or restaurants/hotels)
Colours: Polished Ebony or Polished White
A stunning addition to any room.
Rent this piano for £149 per month (all money back if you buy within 12 months).
Broadway MK11 (Baby grand digital piano you can play, or have it play by itself – keys move up and down on their own). The most versatile baby grand digital piano…
Colours: Polished Ebony or Polished White
View in Marriott Hotels, Milton Keynes and Blue Water Shopping Centres,
and many restaurants in Central London and across the UK.
Rent this piano for £199 per month (all money back if you buy within 12 months).
Special Offer £7,995
Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Nursing Homes, Shopping Centres, Private Homes…
There’s no need to pay for a pianist anymore!
Just switch it on, sit back and hear it play songs all by itself.
The keys also move up and down as if an invisible pianist is playing.
Ideal for restaurants that want background music playing.
Can be controlled remotely, Read more
FREE 3 Year In-Home Warranty (Covers all parts and labour for 3 years. Repairs carried out in your home).
Second Hand Available
Broadway EZ-102 £599 (rosewood or white)
Broadway B1 £699 (black or rosewood)
Broadway MK10 £5,495 (polished ebony)
Digital Piano Guarantee
All Broadway pianos come with a 3 year, at-your-home, parts and labour warranty in the UK.
This means a technician will come to your home if any repairs are needed.
There is no cost to you… And you won’t have to send your piano anywhere.
60 Day Money Back Guarantee (Starts from the day you receive your piano). If it isn’t as good as you expect then we’ll collect it at no cost to you. A full refund will be processed
Questions and Comments
I wonder if you might be able to help with what is probably a very basic query.
I am looking to buy a piano for the family, but, as complete novices, I’m not sure how we will get on
and how long we will continue, so don’t want to spend a fortune.
Having looked on ebay I am lured by the Broadway EZ102. One of the reasons for buying digital is so
we can all play without annoying each other. Am I right in assuming we will be able to plug and play
without driving each other mad, and I notice it does not say headphones are included. Can you tell
me how much they might cost?
And assuming we do get on with it, at what stage would we need to upgrade?
Reply/ Hi Viv
The Broadway EZ102 would be a good choice.
It’s a suitable piano for anyone learning, and will
take your children up to about grade 5.
Headphones are a great benefit for parents.
Plugging in headphones cuts out the sound of the
piano so only the person playing can hear: good
news for others in the house that want to watch
TV or sleep (or both, as in my case).
If you’d like a piano to take them a bit further
up the grades then I recommend the Broadway B1
and the Kurzweil M110.
“Please recommend one of the following digital pianos”
I have one general question and some more specific ones:
Firstly, thank you for your guide about digital pianos, and your score sheet – both are really helpful. You point out that some features actually just simulate the faults of real pianos. I suspect that the fully weighted nature of acoustic piano keys could be regarded as a fault? I can see that if you are a young person expecting to play an acoustic in the future, then if you are starting with a digital piano you need the fully weighted feature, but I as a 60 year old who will probably never play except to myself for the joy of learning, is it better to have good quality but easily pressable keys?
If so then I would ideally buy something where the fully weighted feature is an option, but I can also set it to a lighter or medium weight. The number of dynamic levels is as you point out is important. My current keyboard has 2, and even at a very basic skill level, I feel the limitation of that keenly, along with the clacky keys. However this one cost around £100 some years ago, and I was thinking I would pay around £500-£700 for something quite a bit better.
So I would like to know about these two features (adjustable weighting and dynamic levels) on the following pianos – in some cases the info is in the blurb on your site, in some cases only one of those is stated, and in some cases it is a bit unclear e.g the Hadley D10 mentions ‘adjustable levels’ and the Gewa mentions ‘New USER CALIBRATION TOOL for fine-tuning keyboard behaviour:’ which I guess means I could set the level of weighting? But the latter does not give number of dynamic levels Many thanks.
Broadway BW1 (not yet on your scoring sheet but is £100 more than the B1 and has 5 dynamic levels)
Many thanks, Andy Keen
Reply/ Hi Andy
I do recommend getting a digital piano with
a realistic, fully-weighted key touch.
This will enable you to put expression into your
music, and to be able to ‘feel’ it by way of pressure
on each key.
And if you do play a real piano later on, then
you’ll not struggle to press the keys down.
This is the most important point.
Some digital pianos offer a key response adjustment.
This doesn’t alter the weight of the keys.
It just offers a different response, which feels
completely un-natural. So, I strongly advise against
using this feature, as it will affect your technique in
a negative way.
The Hadley D10 is a good, solid beginner’s piano.
Many schools have purchased this model, as
it’s well built and ideal for learning on because
of its fully-weighted keys.
However, it is only recommended for use up
to an intermediate level (around grade 4 or 5),
then you’d need to upgrade it.
The Broadway B1 has a more sensitive key feel
than the Hadley D10.
It also has a fuller, warmer piano tone.
This will go up to grade 6 level.
The Broadway BW1 and Gewa DP300G have
very little to choose between them.
Both have an equally good key touch –
Fully-weighted and nicely responsive.
The Gewa DP300G has a warm, rounded tone
due to its Steinway sampling.
The Broadway BW1 has a slightly brighter,
The Broadway BW1 is a newer model and has
bluetooth capability. This is available only on
the mid-range Gewa pianos (UP360G and above).
“What do you personally think if the Broadway EZ102?”
I’ve been looking on your website and I noticed a nice looking (and sounding) piano called ‘Broadway EZ-102’, and was wondering what you personally think of this piano.
Reply/ Hi Hugo
The Broadway EZ102 is one of the best digital pianos priced under £600.
It’s a suitable piano for anyone learning, and will take you up to about grade 5.
Let me know if you would like more information.
“Broadway B1 and B2, what are the differences?”
Thanks for all your advice on your website, it’s great to see.
I am looking at buying a piano for my 6 year old to learn on, and am also keen to learn myself. I am looking at either the Broadway B1 or B2 – they are very close in price at the moment, and I can’t quite understand what the difference is, can you help?
I also saw some Roland pianos in a store with digital scores. Is this specific to Rolandand are they any good?
Reply/ Hi Tracey
The Broadway B1 has a firmer, more resistant
and more realistic key touch than the B2.
The extra weight to the keys gives it a
feel that’s closer to playing a real piano.
The cabinet of the B2 is more expensive to
produce. It has two front columns and toes,
also a fold-down cover on a hinge as
opposed to the normal sliding key cover.
The B2 is also less deep than the B1. If
space is really tight, then the B2 would
fit in better because of its more modern
look and compact cabinet.
The tone, response of the keys and features
are the same on both pianos.
“I want the best digital piano I can afford”
I am certainly no concert pianist but can hack away with the best of the. Self taught on guitar, piano, percussion and reading music (both hands) music is my release even if only learning new techniques and / or songs.
Currently I use a Technics K2000 keyboard bought 20 years ago but in my mother’s memory I want to purchase a new digital piano. The Technics was not cheap back in the day but has proven itself incredible value for money over the years
My budget was £500 but will increase it to ensure that whatever enters the home will never be seen as a “Not what I wanted but best I could afford”. That is not what I want so still tempted by the Broadway B1 but have to seriously consider the extra £300. In fairness to you I am searching the market but price will sadly be a factor.
What is the very, very best the B1 can be mine for?
I do have one question. I see more and more machines are equipped to interact with music streams, online tutorials, songs, techniques and ability to change key board set up using interactive touch screen tablets with built in USB ports and software. How does the B1 compare in this department?
Reply/ Hi Al
The Broadway is a fine digital piano and I
recommend it for you to learn and progress on.
It has a nice, clean tone and a responsive key
touch that feels close to a real acoustic piano.
I am really sorry, but we aren’t able to reduce
the price of the Broadway B1.
Another piano I would like to recommend for
you is the Broadway EZ-102.
This also has a fully-weighted key feel that has
good weighting on the keys. The keys are touch
sensitive with 4 dynamic levels – this is enough
for learning on up to an intermediate level
of playing. In grades terms, about grade 5.
Possibly grade 6 at a stretch.
Both the B1 and EZ102 can be connected to
a computer or laptop via the in-built USB port.
So you can use any online learning programmes,
apps and music streams.
If you would like to reserve one of these pianos
then please call me on 01327 300 016.
First I would just like to say how refreshing it is to see such a great attitude towards maintaining a community and giving advice. Im truly inspired.
I’ve recently returned to piano lessons after a 10 year hiatus and I’m pretty much restarting from scratch. My interest is purely classical and I’m not
really interested in different voices and gimmicks. I would buy an acoustic if I had the space. Your site has helped me avoid some really bad decisions on ebay!
My budget was originally around £300 but it seems like if I want to buy something that will last me, hopefully, through the grades and just generally sound better,
ill be better of spending a little more.
I’m now looking primarily at the Broadway B1 or B2 or the classenti CDP1 and renting used to buy.
Thanks for your assistance,
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