Me playing keyboards has always been fully supported by my parents. They endured endless pling plong sessions on our home piano and they even helped by investing in my first real synthesizer, the Roland Alpha Juno-2. After i got that device it lasted no more than a few months before i joined a band and started playing on stage.
I have very fond memories of my first gig on the Kingsday festivities (then still Queensday) in Delft. That full analog strings sound flowing out over the crowd! Really electrifying. I still have the Juno-2, but its not the same device. I have got this one from a friend who didn’t have any use for it. Of course i could not let him throw it away. It needs some repairs, but it can still play that nice and warm strings sound.