Hi Star, so my daughter had a free year at school playing the french horn and wanted to continue but like your daughter is already doing piano, and horns are also ridiculously expensive. I found a brand called Elkhart and spoke with her music teacher at school. Although he said you have to beware of cheaper brands of instruments who fit cheap Chinese parts together, he highly recommended this brand as being affordable for young students. I just checked my go to website gear4music and they do a selection of Elkhart flutes on there. I spoke with Northcote music and as much as I love them, he wanted to sell me a horn for well over a grand and I ended up getting an Elkhart one for 300 and it is great, perfect for what she needs. Maybe see if you can speak to someone who knows about music about this brand for flutes also. Good luck, the cost of instruments and lessons kill me!