I am currently trying to find a good entry level keyboard for getting back to learning to play after 20 years. I had a few years of grade school classes playing a brass instrument and some self taught time with a keyboard when I was an adolescent.
A lot of the entry level keyboards have a 'notation' section (as they call it) on the digital display which I worry might actually be a bit of a crutch to learning to mentally transpose sheet music to finger placement. I was pretty reliant on this feature when I was teaching myself 20 years ago, so I am naturally looking for a keyboard which has it now too.
However, the keyboard I am wanting to get (for other reasons) does not have this notation section which has me reflecting if I really should even allow myself to have something that may actually be a crutch to learning. Though with so many entry level keyboards having it, I am also wondering if it's a good thing to have available and if relying on it is just fine.
In a formal education setting, would an instructor generally shun reliance on the digital notation display? Or is it a good learning tool? Bit of both?