Starting a musical journey with a reliable, quality instrument is the key to a successful experience. Meyer Music offers brand-name student level flutes as rent-to-own, matching teacher preferences with free accessories.
As a player progresses, their instrument should match their growing skills. A student level flute is a great way to start a musical journey and a Step-Up flute will take a player even further.
Meyer Music is an authorized dealer of high-end flute brands, including Yamaha, Trevor James, Haynes, Azumi, Powell, and Pearl. As Michigan’s only Shokunin Yamaha dealer, their premier level, we also provide access to a wide range of advanced Yamaha options. Yamaha and Trevor James piccolos are also available.
What is the difference?
Step-Up flutes are made of a higher percentage of silver for a more nuanced, expressive tone. They may feature a solid silver headjoint and/or gold-plated lip plate for an elegant look.
Step-Up flutes have open-hole keys which require better hand position leading to fluid technique.
Step-Up flutes include a low B key which adds length to the flute and slightly darkens the sound and may also have a “gizmo” key to facilitate the 4th octave C.
Step-Up flutes may also include a split E mechanism, C# trill key, and pointed key arms.
Selecting your Flute
Stepping up to the next level of flute is a big decision and at Meyer Music we want to ensure that you make the best and most informed choice for your musical goals.
We carry intermediate flutes at all Meyer locations– visit us to experience the sound. We also offer personalized consultations with our instrument experts to help guide you through the process.
Our flute consultant, Leslie Deppe, is available for consultation appointments during which she can answer your questions, guide you through test-playing, and advise on the technical elements of the instruments.
Leslie has a master’s degree in flute performance from MSU and is an active performer with the West Michigan Symphony and Battle Creek Symphony.