Learning how to play the flute is the excellent experience for students looking to play solo repertory or to perform in ensembles. Used in a wide variety of music, the Flute is one of the oldest instruments in survival and can be found in a myriad of forms throughout history. Today, the Flute is the most usually used in orchestral music, wind bands, marching bands, jazz bands, and to some extent pop and rock music.
The Flute is played by blowing air into the mouthpiece located at the end of the instrument. The flautist then depresses the keys located along the body of the instrument to sound different notes. The Flute is considered a woodwind instrument, but unlike other instruments in the woodwind family, the Flute does not use a wooden reed to produce sound. Most western concert flutes are made with the metal of some sort, typically nickel, silver, silver plated brass, or gold but many other types of flutes exist including wood, bamboo, and bone flutes.