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Yamaha PSR-E253 Portable Keyboard

 
4.4

(16 reviews)

$119.99 MSRP: $199.00 Save : $79.01 (40%)
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Description

The Yamaha PSR-E253 portable keyboard offers beginners and aspiring musicians high quality Voice and Style content, as well as robust feature sets that belie its entry-level price points!

The critically acclaimed Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), uses the latest learning tools and technology to make studying and practicing more enjoyable and fulfilling than ever before. Y.E.S. puts the beginner musician in control of powerful learning tools, including more than 100 pre-set songs. These songs can be broken down into individual components, like pitch and rhythm, making them easier to master. For example, students can develop their technique by practicing with one hand while the keyboard simultaneously plays the other.

The comprehensive educational suite’s "Waiting" mode pauses song accompaniment until the keyboardist plays the correct notes indicated on the display. "Your Tempo" mode monitors playing and adjusts the tempo according to the student’s accuracy. Finally, "Minus One" mode grades full performances at their conclusion so students can track their progress.

Duo Mode, available for the first time at the PSR-E253’s price point, effectively divides the keyboard in half for duets and student/teacher playing. In this mode, the keyboards automatically adjust their playing ranges so that each half has a middle C. Recording features are available in both models, allowing performances to be captured for future playback.

The new Aux Line input on the PSR-E253 allows keyboardists to play along with their favorite recordings through the instrument’s onboard speakers. This is also a great companion feature for Yamaha’s NoteStar and other apps that require audio playback.

Get your Yamaha PSR-E253 Portable Keyboard today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.
Reviews

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Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Cool

By 

from KOP

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

What a cool product. Very easy to set up and use. Portable and lightweight. Great sound and a great price.
"This is a real hands on product review from Dave@ Sam Ash KOP"

 
5.0

Great Price

By 

from Canoga Park, CA

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

Despite this piano being tiny and costing next to nothing, it has a lot of features that would keep kids interested in playing.

This has been a handson review with Dave from Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great Beginner Keyboard

By 

from columbus ohio

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Portable
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

    This portable keyboard is ideal for beginners. Plenty of great piano sounds as well as organ and synth will make it fun for the new player to get started. The built in rhythm and play along feature which allow the person to play along with one of the automatic preset tunes is unique in this price-point.
    This is a hands on review by Jim at Sam Ash Columbus

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good Value

    By 

    from White Plains, NY

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Sounds
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Keys Not Touch Sensitive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

      This keyboard is great for small children or as a compositional tool with software like Finale or Sibelius. The built-in sounds are diverse and high quality. The only drawback to this instrument is that the keys are not touch sensitive and do not respond to velocity -- but anybody that finds this necessary can invest a little more in the next model up, the PSR-E353.
      This is a real hands-on product review from Caleb @ Sam Ash White Plains.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      perfect for practice

      By 

      from Cincinnati

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

        A nice portable keyboard for any level. Great for traveling when space is limited. It actually teaches you and plays along with you to develop hand techniques. This is a hands on review from eric @ Sam Ash Music Cincinnati.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Yamaha PSRE253

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

        Education suite. I like using these on the road to have something to write on without lugging a full keyboard around.
        Lee @ Sam Ash CIncinnati

         
        5.0

        Great for Beginners

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        Pros

        • easy to use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beginners
          • Home use
          • Teaching

          Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

          This keyboard isInexpensive and light weight. It is great for beginners. It has a lot of sounds, and many other features. This is a hands of product review from Damon @ Sam Ash Dallas.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great contoller

          By 

          from sam ash nyc

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

          great controller for the price. easy to use and simple. I would recommend to a friend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great beginner keyboard

          By 

          from Lombard, IL

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

            This is a great value for any beginner keyboard player. It is full of useful features like an automated learning program and the ability to split the keyboard into two sections. This is an affordable way for anyone to begin playing music, or to learn a new instrument. It's very light and portable which makes it easy for travel and features a wide variety of different sounds.

            This is a real hands-on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beginner keybaord

            By 

            from White plains

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Digital display
            • easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Gift Idea

              Comments about Yamaha Psr-E253 Portable Keyboard:

              This is a very basic keyboard . For a person wanting to learn how to play the keyboard , this the one to start of with. Cool feature is the digital screen showing you where to place your fingers to play along with some built in songs.

              This is a real hands-on product review from Fernando @ Sam Ash White Plains

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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