Hey there to the 'absolute beginners'!!,
You are right! There are tons of free resources out there but it can be really difficult to search through the web/ Youtube and quickly find a packaged series of videos, that takes you through step by step. You can really spend hours searching for what you need. I'm creating a flute site for the absolute beginner with lots of information about the flute and flute playing. It's still a work in progress but there is a regular blog, as well as free learning resources available. I'm adding more and more all the time.
My heart is that this will be a community of players that genuinely love learning and playing flute, and encouraging and helping others to do the same!
Depending where you are at on your flute playing journey, there are a few FREE resources that might be useful to you...
1. 5-part video series that will take the absolute beginner through the basics of the flute, and have you playing your first notes in the first hour
2. A fingering chart for note learning with a bonus step-by-step video explaining how to use it. Essential for every flute player!
3. My 'Momentum Series' which teaches you 7 simple flute tunes in 7 days. Each tune introduces a new critical aspect of flute playing. I coach you through these tunes, provide links to the sheet music and also demonstrate playing the tunes at several speeds myself!
Head to these links to learn more. I really hope they are useful in your flute playing journey! All the best, Christie