"While flutes are relatively inexpensive compared to the other woodwinds, Musika suggests renting an instrument for beginng players. As the player becomes more advanced the student can consider purchasing a more advanced model with open-hole keys and a B foot joint. Armstrong and Gemeinhardt are fine for beginners, and Yamaha is great for beginning/intermediate level flutists. For young players who are smaller in size, the student can consider using a curved headjoint (called a ""candy cane"" headjoint) to facilitate playing."
What is unique about a program like Musika, is that we offer in-home lessons for no additional cost. This allows the student to save the time and money that would normally be spent traveling to a studio.
Each lesson is personalized to the student. The teacher will concentrate on the needs and goals of the individual. However, general topics will be covered, such as: how to clean, put together, and hold the flute, how to blow correctly into the instrument to develop a nice tone in all registers, how to finger the notes, slurring and tongueing, and how to read music!
Flute can be an incredibly rewarding instrument to study as an adult. Of the woodwind instruments it can relatively easy to learn to play and most adults notice progress right away! The flute can be a wonderful instrument to play as a soloist or with fellow musicians.
The flute is the smallest instrument in the band and is therefore easy for young players to transport and hold. Musika recommends beginning the flute around 7 or 8 when the student is old enough to proper hold the instrument and press the keys. The flute does take significant amount of air so the player does need to have the lung capacity to produce a supported sound.