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. 

Yamaha YFL 481 H

Amadeus AF800

Miyazawa 202, 402, Classic, or Boston Classic

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:

Flute Harmonics Page

Joachim Anderson Twenty-Four Etudes for the Flute in All Major and Minor Keys

The Modern Method for Boehm Flute

Moyse Flutes Books

Trevor Wye Practice Books for the Flute Omnibus Edition 1-5

Jeanne Baxtresser Orchestral Excerpts for Flute

Recommended Recordings:

Sir James Galway

robertbigio.com

Flute Radio!

Orchestral Excerpts for Flute

 

Other Resources: 

fluteworld.com

flutetunes.com

flutemonkey.com

flute4u.com

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