Yamaha Reviews

Yamaha PSR-E263 Review

  • The PSR-E263 Yamaha Portable Keyboard features a wide variety of sounds and functions for beginners
  • 61 full-sized keys are great for learning and developing keyboard playing technique
  • The Yamaha Education Suite can be used with the more than 100 preset songs, making it the ideal first keyboard for aspiring musicians
  • The aux line input allows you to connect any music device with a headphone output, such as an Mp3 player, a computer, a mixer or even another instrument, and hear it through the internal speakers
  • Power adapter sold separately

Premium Voices

The PSR-E263 features a comprehensive library of 400 instrument Voices that will allow you to enjoy playing any musical genre.

Real-time backing band tracks

130 auto accompaniment Styles provide real-time band backing tracks based on the chords you play.


Play with a partner

Duo mode allows two people to play together on the same instrument by creating two middle C notes. Enjoy playing the piano with friends and family!


Compact & Portable

The compact, light-weight design and battery power allows you to take your instrument with you wherever you go.


On-board lessons support learning to play

3-step lesson – Listening, Timing and Waiting modes are available for each hand, or both hands together. Lessons use the on-board Songs to help build your skills. Then, use the simple recording function to capture and listen to your performance.


1: The model melody/chords of the part you selected will sound.

Listen to it carefully and remember it well.

2: Play the notes with the correct timing. Even if you play wrong

notes, the correct notes shown in the display will sound.

3: Play the correct notes shown on the display.

The Song pauses until you play the right note, and playback tempo

will change to match the speed at which you are playing.



This keyboard package features the Yamaha’s PSR-E263 (J55816), an introductory instrument that is easy to use, sounds great and has numerous features that will both provide hours of enjoyment and an introduction to the study of music. The PSR-E263 is an entry-level Yamaha Portable Keyboard and features a wide variety of sounds and functions. The Yamaha Education Suite can be used with the more than 100 preset songs, making it the ideal first keyboard for aspiring musicians who are just starting out.

It is available in two configurations. The Essentials Package has two sets of four AA batteries (enough to run the keyboard with two spares), a power supply for when you don’t need to use batteries, a sustain pedal, stereo headphones, a 2-year extended warranty, hundreds of dollars in Rebate Coupons, Link-to-Learn introductory learning guides, songs and more.

The Home Package contains a power supply, batteries, a sustain pedal, stand and bench, and a better quality set of headphones.

Essentials Package
Yamaha PSR-E263 (J55816)
Yamaha Survival Kit (H65815)
AA Batteries (424923)

Home Package
Yamaha PSR-E263 (J55816)
On-Stage KS7190 Stand (450246)
Musician’s Gear Bench (J01626)
Musician’s Gear MG900 Headphones (J12294)
Proline PSS1 Sustain Pedal (J20802)
XS130 Power Supply (J53466)
AA Batteries (424923)



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