These flutes are designed to be suitable for flute players of all ages. They are light weight and easy to handle. They designed to make not production easy for bginners bt the quality of the tone is not compromised. They are durable and can withstand estreme used making the m particularly suited for the classroom. They are made to be safe while kept assembled and out ona desk, stand, or wall hanger, which will help to encourage more frequent practice. These instruments are easy to carry around, assemble and clean. The materials used are 100% washable in warm sopy water and are easily maintained.