"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."
In home flute lessons are an extremely convient option for busy students and parents. The student saves time and money and learns a new skill without having to leave the comfort of home!
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.
There is no age limit to learning the flute! The flute is a fairly easy instrument to hold for young and old players. Our teachers will work with any age or level, and feel comfortable starting from the beginning with older players.
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.