When you begin your flute lessons with Musika, you will embark on a tradition begun centuries ago. The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments, dating back some 40,000 years. Every primitive and ancient culture had its own version of the flute, a tube made from wood, bone, or other material that was blown into in order to be played. Because of the flute’s extended history, taking flute lessons will allow you to explore a broad range of genres from different time periods.
The earliest Western composers included flute in their compositions during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and the flute remained a popular instrument for orchestral pieces throughout the Classical and Romantic eras. Moreover, both the flute and its smaller cousin, the piccolo, became an integral part of marching band tradition. The flute enjoyed a bit of a revival with jazz musicians like Frank Wess and Eric Dolphy in the mid-20th Century. The most famous rock groups to incorporate the flute extensively into their music are Jethro Tull and The Moody Blues.
Our recommended starting age for flute is around six. The flute has a lot of keys, so the most significant factor to keep in mind is whether or not the student’s hands are large enough to facilitate playing. As a wind instrument, it is also important that the student has the developed lung capacity to play. The flute is also a great choice for musicians already familiar with other wind instruments.
Student flutes are relatively inexpensive and available through many music shops or instrument catalogs. Some music shops can also provide rentals. For the budget-conscious customer, used flutes are also an option. Younger players may need what is called a curved headjoint, a device that shortens the length of the flute for players with smaller arms. Our flute instructors can also help with the selection of an instrument and all the accessories required to keep it in great condition.
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