If a child sees his piano practice as simply another part of his homework time, or even his chore time, then you might find him practicing much more consistently. A child who practices more consistently will be less frustrated with the instrument, and let’s face it, you’ll know that you’re getting your money’s worth out of the lessons. As a reminder, most piano instructors agree that piano practice should generally happen daily, with one day of the week off.
Yes, for your child to succeed at Piano Lessons, they need to have daily access to a piano. An acoustic piano is preferred (I’ll explain why in a bit) but an electronic keyboard is acceptable.