Just wondering what you lovely piano teachers think about this?
Two years ago I bought a mid range digital piano (Yamaha CLP545, about £1,600), thinking it would take me to maybe Grade 7 and that that would take a few years ... as it turns out, I've taken to it so much I already am playing Grade 7 pieces! Which is great, but I wonder if a mid-price digital is going to be able to reproduce accurately enough what an acoustic can do when I get to pieces much beyond this level.
So far, I haven't found that it's holding me back in any way. My only criticism is that the notes in the higher octaves have much less resonance and tone than even my sister's very cheap acoustic, but maybe this is an issue with all digitals (does anyone know?).
If I had known how quickly I would advance, I would probably have opted for the next price up on digital pianos. Do I need to think about upgrading and / or thinking about how to get an acoustic in the house without worrying about being heard by neighbours? Or is it possible to advance to Grade 8 and maybe a bit further with an inexpensive digital?
I'd really appreciate anyone's views on this.