"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."
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home Flute lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
During flute lessons the student will learn how to properly care for the instrument. This is is critical to the longevity of an instrument the student decides to buy or rent. From there lessons will focus on correct embouchure formation, developing a good tone in all registers, articulation, fingerings, and basic musicianship.
Flute can be a wonderful instrument for older students, especially those who have escaped, or already dealt with, the plight of braces! Of the woodwinds, the flute can be a relatively easy instrument for beginners, and an extremely satisfying instrument to study at any age.
We recommend beginning flute lessons around age 7 or 8 - most school music programs usually begin flute students in the 3rd grade. The student needs to be big enough to be able to appropriately hold the instrument, including having the minimum hand/finger length to reach the flute keys/holes comfortably, and have the lung capacity to play properly without running out of breath.