Hi folks! This soprano recorder offers good value for money, and works well for beginners. Because of the plastic body this flute is easy to clean by flushing with water! Unbelieveably practical in comparison with wood, which can swell and smells muggy after a time of use without the right cleaning. It is suprising, but i must break down with the prejudice: My old Moeck 1250 Soprano School Recorder sounds not really better than this cheap plastic flute. Just compare the prices!