My 7 year old is about to take up the flute. So I'm planning to take her flute shopping to specialist shop in a few weeks and I'm sure they will have some ideas but I was after any help or tips that I might consider before I go.
I would like to get her a decent instrument because I think it's frustrating to learn on something that can't ever produce a lovely sound, however hard you try. But equally I realise that her technique will take some developing and that buying something suitable for, say, a grade 6-7 student would probably just be a waste of money?
For instance, I've seen quite a bit about the Yamaha YFL-221 and also there is a Pearl PF500 which similarly gets good reviews online. To be honest, these are at the top of our budget right now so I had also seen that there are cheaper, own-brand flutes for about $300 - are these likely to be any good? Or these are just a waste of money? Should I consider a better flute, but a second hand one?
As I've already checked, here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27670 fluteguy18 said that:
So I believe that cheaper models won't work, though I'd like to hear your opinions anyway.
Any thoughts and advice, gratefully received!
Thanks in advance.