Suggested Make/Model of Flutes:
Professional level instruments are not required but are highly recommended as they are built with amazing quality and produce the best tone. A professional instrument will allow the student to grow past their beginner level and is an investment for a lifetime. Before purchasing any instrument please talk to a band director. Not everything shiny is a good investment.
Tips for purchasing a flute: You want to play it before you buy it! Make sure you have a solo or region etude prepared and with you before going to any store. If you know what brand and model you want ahead of time, call and they can make sure that they have one for you to try.
Method and Etude Books: