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The Roland RP501R is a compact and affordable family piano with practice-friendly features on board. Featuring a PHA-4 standard keyboard bringing high-resolution touch sensing for expressive and responsive play with an Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard for an added acoustic piano feel.

The RP501R sound engine is powered by their SuperNATURAL technology that delivers the rich, expressive tone you’d expect from a premium acoustic grand piano. As your style develops, the Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard responds to the nuances of your touch, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal lets you perform traditional techniques with all the feel of an acoustic pianist.

This piano is full of additional features that make practice a pleasure. An onboard metronome improves your sense of timing before you assess your progress with the onboard recorder and if inspiration strikes at midnight, controllable volume and a headphones option will keep the family and neighbours happy as you lose yourself in the rich, immersive sound of the headphones 3D ambience effect.

With an extensive onboard song library including scale-learning songs, sophisticated onboard rhythm feature with intelligent accompaniment (72 different rhythm styles, including 6 pianist styles) and Bluetooth MIDI and USB connectivity to your tablet or smartphone giving you access to a range of great piano apps, your practice sessions will be supercharged.

Available from Gear4Music

Roland RP501R

Gear4Music don’t have a service whereby I can display live stock and price info but this wonderful piano in Contemporary Black is usually available from them at around £1000.

If you would like to take your very first piano lesson or add to your existing piano education, please book a lesson with me today, you can book online.