I'm a total beginner and have a 5 year old that wants to learn, so this was a perfect keyboard. He finds the light up keys very fun and sits down to "play piano" everyday. The teaching songs are fun, but I have stopped doing them as I have to stare at the keys instead of looking at the sheet music. I've instead worked on learning a song with an app or by reading the music, then will do the light up keys to see how I'm doing or learn the next part. Having over 200 songs that light up is great, and my son loves using the many different instrument sounds. The keyboard is small and very portable. our living room is small, but it fits nicely in the corner. I'm not a good judge on sound quality, but I use it at night with the volume very low and the app I'm using can still make out if I hit the right or wrong key. Be aware that you have to buy the power cord separately.