The Flute for Beginners

Is it your dream to be an amazing flautist? To help you get started with the flute we have put together a few tips. 

Tips for Buying a Flute


There are a few different types of flute to choose from including the concert flute, the alto flute, the bass flute, plastic flutes for the very young and curved head flutes for those with a shorter reach. The most popular choice of flute for beginner is the concert flute. It can come with both curved or straight head-joints depending on the players needs and size. Plastic flutes are also a popular choice for very young players. 


When choosing a flute it is important to pay close attention to the level of the intended player. As a beginner flautist you are best suited to a flute that has been made specifically for your capabilities and then upgrade your instrument as your playing develops.


Musical instruments can be quite expensive and understandably price will pay an important factor when choosing an instrument. Beginner instruments are usually much cheaper than those made for more advance players. Which is great for your initial instrument but is worth bearing in mind as your playing progresses and you need to upgrade your instrument. 

At Duet Shop all of our flutes are available on our flexible rent to buy plans making it easy for you to get the the flute you want at an affordable price and then upgrade it with ease when the time comes. To find out more click here.

Tips for Once You Have a Flute 

Practise, Practise, Practise 

The flute is a popular instrument for beginners and with good reason. This small and compact instrument is easy for beginners to learn and are popular for us in orchestras and bands giving players a lot of opportunity as they progress. However, like all instruments to truly master the flute you have to put in the hours and practise! 

To keep you on track with your music practise read our 6 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating When You Should be Practising post.

Make Use of Everything Available 

There is a huge range of guides, videos, blogs, online teachers, forums, apps etc available to aid learning to play the flute; be sure to make use of them! 

Join the Community 

There is a whole community of flautists and like minded musicians that you can be a part of. Look into joining bands, music groups, online forums and social media discussions. You will undoubtedly pick up some great tips and may even make some new musical friends. To start why not follow and chat to us on Twitter

Look After Your Instrument 

Your flute will work better in the long run if it is properly cared for, so be sure to look after it. 

Recommended Flutes 

Nuvo jFlute 2.0

The Nuvo jFlute is a flute made entirely from plastic. It offers a lightweight, washable, durable alternative to a classic concert flute for beginners. It is suitable for beginners of any age but is particularly great for young beginners from the age of five. It is available in four fun colours and comes supplied in a moulded case. Click here to find out more!

Just Flutes JFL-201EU Student Flute Outfit with Curved and Straight Head-Joints

The Just Flutes JFL-201EU is a great flute for beginner flautists. It comes supplied with both curved and straight head-joints. The curved head-joint allows young beginners with a shorter reach to play the instrument and then switch to the straight head-joint as they grow and progress. Click here to find out more!

Trevor James TJ10X Student Flute

The Trevor James TJ10X Student Flute is a high quality, silver plated beginner flute. It offers a instrument with a no-nonsense design that is suitable for beginners up to grade six. Click here to find out more!

Check out the Duet Shop to see our full range of flutes available on our monthly rent to buy plans! If you need any help choosing an instrument just drop us an email or phone us on 01233 896 822.

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