Saw the recommendation by a piano teacher and bought these for two new students. I have been buying Casio keyboards and have liked the light-up version but this one is HALF the price. I am happy that the notes are slightly weighted and take some piano-like "strike" to play them. The sound is quite adequate. The only thing I wish was different is THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF. If you are plugging it in that's not a big problem, but you could go through a set of batteries in one use if a child leaves the keyboard on overnight and beyond. Either of the student Casio keyboards I have bought will turn itself off if no one is playing. Haven't had this long enough to know how durable it is.