It’s very important to own a piano before you begin piano lessons. Resist the urge to "give piano lessons a try" before purchasing an instrument – that will most certainly end the lesson experience before it has had a real chance to blossom, and it will end with a frustrated child!
I always provide the pros and cons of each kind of instrument whenever a prospective student is in the market for a new piano. I generally recommend digital pianos to my students in the Boston area because they are more easily moveable, require no maintenance, and resell very easily. But I personally love my beautiful acoustic grand pianos!
Michal Grace Harris
Piano Teacher & Accompanist