Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member. Your close friend, Chris Hopkins, has certainly recommended a good keyboard in the PSR-S970. I'm sure you're going to learn a great deal about your keyboard here on the forum and will experience many pleasurable hours playing it.
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to you, your family and all of your friends.