“The flute is the show-off of the wind section, the big shot: Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway–both millionaires. (How many millionaire bassoonists can you name real fast?)… The problem with the flute is that it vibrates your brain, and you start wearing big white caftans and smocks and eat roots and berries.”2
Inspiration & Excellence
While it’s certainly true that it is difficult to name a millionaire bassoonist, not all flute players end up wearing big white caftans and smocks and eating roots and berries! The flute is, in fact, one of the easiest instruments to attain intermediate standard. This means you can learn to play your favourite tunes early in your learning.