Here are my top choices for Student/Beginner Flutes

  • Yamaha YFL-222
  • Trevor James 10x <click here
  • Pearl PF-500
  • Pearl PF-525(if student plans on seriously playing the flute for many years I greatly recommend the Pearl PF-525)
  • Other acceptable brands are Gemeinhardt and Armstrong.

For smaller/younger players ( ages 8 0r 9 and younger) I recommend

  • Azumi-Wave Line Flute
  • Jupiter-515s Deluxe Standard Flute
  • Jupiter-313s Prodigy Flute

I am happy to help you with any questions you may have regarding purchasing/renting a flute.

Warning!There are many other flute brands out there many of them are relatively ok but the majority are poor quality.

Where to purchase/rent/rent-to-buy

Nick Rail Music Store

2801 De La Vina Street

Santa Barbara CA 93105

phone # 805-569-5353

Online Retailers I highly recommend

Woodwind and Brasswind Co.

Flutacious Co. West Coast Flute Dealer

Flute Buying/renting recommendations

with Ritchie Gonzales!