Last year we bought our youngest daughter a toy piano. She really liked it and when it was broken she was pestering my husband to fix it. Well, since it was electric and the power would not come on, my husband could not repair it. We are now thinking that with her interest in keyboard type instruments and her love of music maybe getting her something like the Yamaha classic ypt 330 keyboard might be something that would peak her interest. Our eldest daughter is learning the guitar, and we are thinking that with our youngest interest in keyboards, it would be a good fit for them. We do our best to encourage kids in all their activities.