The Perfect "First Keyboard" for Beginner Pianists
Skip the piano lessons and teach yourself how to play on a portable keyboard like the Yamaha PSR-E243. Built-in lessons courtesy of the Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), along with hundreds of accompaniment styles and voices, 61 full-size keys, and USB and MIDI connectivity, make the entry-level PSR-E243 the beginning player's go-to keyboard -- whether you're buckling down to practice, or just jamming for fun.
Big Sounds from a Little Keyboard
This little keyboard can produce big, inspiring sound. Press the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button, and the built-in speakers will deliver a more spacious sound field -- helping your PSR-E243 sound like a more expensive keyboard than it is. Likewise, the dedicated Portable Grand button allows players to call up a realistic-sounding grand piano tone instantly. Plus, the PSR-E243 has plenty of preset dual/layer voices, like piano plus strings, and onboard reverb effects to make your performance larger-than-life.
Your Private Tutor
Y.E.S. -- the Yamaha Education Suite -- provides students with learn-to-play features that are both fun and helpful. In this model, the playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of your performance, ensuring that you don't feel rushed or discouraged while learning a new tune.
A Fun Practice and Performance Instrument
When you are ready to move beyond the basics, you can pretend that you're performing with a full band and play along with the keyboard's 100 auto-accompaniment styles, in 385 different voices. You can also use the PSR-E243 as a MIDI controller, or take advantage of its USB to Host connectivity and interface it with computers or iOS devices. Beginning-level pianists and budding producers will find this 61-key piano keyboard to be quite versatile.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can use Yamaha's available iOS/Apple music apps to expand the keyboard's feature set. Connections to iOS devices require the optional i-UX1 USB MIDI interface cable, sold separately.
Your PSR-E243 is powered by 6 AA batteries or an optional power adapter, and a power-saving auto-off mode extends the keyboard's battery life.
Learn more about the Yamaha PSR-E243 portable keyboard:
- Portable keyboard with 61 full-size keys
- Yamaha Education Suite helps you teach yourself to play the piano
- 100 Accompaniment styles keep practice sessions fun
- 385 Voices provide tonal variety
- Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button adds dimension to sounds
- Hit the Portable Grand button to return to a realistic piano sound
- Use the keyboard as a MIDI controller
- USB to Host connectivity allows you to interface it with computers or iOS devices
Ideal for beginning piano players, the Yamaha PSR-E243 offers a built-in library of songs, learn-to-play features, connectivity and support for iOS devices and computer-music programs, and a wide range of sounds. It's a bargain at this price point.
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