Elementary Band Instructor, Ft. Wayne Lutheran Schools
As a band instructor, I have always found that standard band method books start flute players much more difficult fingering changes than the clarinets or saxophones in my beginning woodwind classes. My beginning flutists were having difficulty holding the flute correctly while trying to play Bb and C in the staff, then going to D, Eb and F, which are the first 5 notes they learn in our band method book. I ordered a Flute Tutor for them, which is a great tool for preventing students from rolling their flute, hoping it would help the student feel more steady while learning their beginning notes. What a difference! The Flute Tutor provided an extra support for them, helping them hold the flute correctly while getting used to playing and changing notes. And of course, it also helps the students to not roll their headjoint and 'fish' for notes that way. It has proved to be a great tool for these flute students starting out in a standard band class.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Diane Whitacre from Fort Wayne, Indiana on 12/4/2016