The Flute

Flutes are really popular instruments as they make a really beautiful sound.  

Although a member of the woodwind family, modern flutes are usually made from metal. 

They are one of the highest pitched instruments and can be found in a wide variety of settings.

Check out the links below for lots more useful information.
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Flute History

The earliest flutes date back over 35,000 years making them one of the oldest instruments in the world.  They have been made out of lots of different materials including wood, bone, ivory, silver and even gold.

The sound is produced by blowing across the hole in the head joint, similar to how you make a sound by blowing across the top of a bottle.

The notes are changed by covering different combinations of holes which effectively make the pipe longer or shorter.  

Flutes are found in woodwind groups, concert bands and symphony orchestras, as well as big bands and jazz groups
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Flute Prices

The Norman's Rental option costs £15 per month and if you make 24 payments you can keep the instrument.  You can cancel your agreement after making a minimum of 3 payments.

The Norman's Purchase option costs £225 and if you return the instrument within 6 months you get 75% back.

Remember, when getting your instrument from Normans you get your first 10 lessons at half price.

To see what is included in the instrument packages click here.

If your child is not yet big enough for the full-sized flute consider the Curved Head Flute which sounds the same but is more manageable.
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Flute Maintenance

The most important thing to remember when looking after your flute is to dry it inside and out after use.

To help avoid sticking pads try not to eat or drink anything sugary before playing.

Remember to return it to its case each time after you've finished playing.

For more information on caring for your flute click here.
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Listen to the Flute

The flute has a beautiful sound.  

Click here to listen to an example.