In June of 2006, Ligia was interviewed for a new show on HGTV called “I Want That! Tech Toys“. She was invited to demo a portable keyboard called the Yamano Hand-Roll Piano (a bit of a misnomer, since it’s not a piano, it’s a keyboard).
What makes it an interesting product is that it’s truly portable: it rolls up into a tight little package, it’s powered by batteries, and you can carry it virtually anywhere. The keys are made of rubber with touch sensors underneath, so if you spill something on it, you don’t have to worry. It’s even got a MIDI-out port, in case you’re interested in that sort of a thing.
What’s missing is the tactile feel of a real keyboard, which is a fairly important thing for the more serious piano or keyboard players, and the ability to play two or more notes at a time. But this keyboard will work for CHILDREN and BEGINNERS, up to a certain point. The episode in which Ligia appear aired on HGTV in August of 2006. You can also find more details about the taping and the Yamano keyboard on Raoul Pop’s (her husband) website at raoulpop.com.