Wanted: a Flute

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Wanted: a Flute

Postby Star » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:14 pm

Hello,

is anyone selling a flute? For a 9 year old who will start lessons..Yamaha or Trevor James? Please get in touch if you have one to sell.

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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby chorister » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:40 am

Suggest you contact Northcote Music in Northcote Road - they will be able to help.  Also a if you 9 year old has a flute teacher, then he should be to help too.  It may be better to hire rather than buy to start with to see if it is a ong term interest. 
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Star » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:50 am

That's a good idea. She has been allowed to borrow the school's flute over half term to practice getting a sound out. But the next to step would be to buy or hire one. Daughter is keen to learn something other than piano but I agree I should only buy of she is committed. Will visit Northcote Music shop. Thank you
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Bbkl » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 am

Just Flutes in Croydon is well worth a visit if you have time over half term. They are very friendly and knowledgeable and have a wide range in stock. They operate a rental scheme too.
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Star » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:42 am

Thank you so much. I will check Croydon flutes out.
Her flute teacher did email a few days ago and said she will help and advise on flute purchase. All I know is that they are expensive ! but totally worth it of child is really into it which she is 🙂
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby misty32 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:15 pm

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!
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Mimita » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:02 pm

My daughter has a Jupiter 700 which I bought on eBay for £106. They are about £350 new. It produces a wonderful sound. And I can tell you that since she's got her own flute (which makes a really good sound) she has progressed rapidly. The school flute was a Nuvo and she struggled to play tunes and almost gave up.
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Star » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm

Wow, thank you for the advice. I will make a note of those makes. Definitely can't spend too much but at the same time would like to know it's a good one which makes a lovely sound.
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Re: Wanted: a Flute

Postby Star » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:53 am

Just to add, we have decided to go for a curved Yamaha/ Pearl flute from Just Flutes and will rent it for a few months before we buy, or may buy a regular flute thereafter. They are brand new to rent.

Thank you for your advice everyone.
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