Flute


Things to Consider in Choosing to Play the Flute

 

Below are some factors one should consider when choosing the flute.  While it is not mandatory that a student wishing to play the flute possess each characteristic listed, the chance for success will be greatly increased if a number of these factors are present.

 

・Arms and fingers are long enough to hold the instrument and cover the keys correctly

Upper lip characteristics are conducive to a proper flute embouchure (A short upper lip, or            a “teardrop” lip make it very difficult to form a correct embouchure.)

Straight teeth with no gaps

For some students, braces are a hindrance to forming a correct embouchure

Small motor coordination is important

Work habits are strong and achievement is high

 


Recommended Brands of Flutes: 

Gemeinhardt

Yamaha

Armstrong

Selmer

 

Required Accessories: 

Soft Cleaning Cloth

Cleaning Rod (should be included)

 





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