Equally at home as a solo instrument or as part of an orchestra, playing the flute is hugely rewarding and, along with the instrumental abilities you'll gain, you'll likely discover new social circles and make new friends when playing as part of a group.
We've specifically designed the YFL-212 for beginner flautists. It features 'covered' plate keys rather than 'ring' keys - this helps ensure the key fully seals the underlying sound hole in the flute's body rather than requiring pin-point-accurate finger position - which is tricky for adult beginners and often impossible for young children. Later on, you might opt for a flute with ring keys which allow you to subtly affect the pitch and tone with your finger placement over the sound holes.
The 'G' key on the YFL-212 is slightly offset compared to the keys around it; this makes it easier to reach and use (with no detriment to the flute's tone). And, we've included a 'split-E' key mechanism - this helps you to produce a high 'E' note and is regularly recommended by flute teachers.
The body of the YFL-212 also has subtle details designed to help new players. The lip plate - the protective bar across the air hole which you blow across to produce a note - has been shaped to encourage a good lip/mouth shape. And we've extensively tested different sized and weighted keys to find the optimum weight and balance for beginners.
As with all our instruments, we've crafted the YFL-212 to ensure that it performs consistently and predictably - so you won't need to compensate for varying intonation or changeable key resistance.