Continuing in their line of greatness, the Yamaha YFL-222 follows suit as a great student level instrument. With superior tone quality, action, and durability, you'll never be let down by this flute. As a Yamaha player, there is no better brand. They do tend to cost a little more but are totally worth it. These flutes also retain their value a little bit better than other brands, so when you or your student is ready to upgrade, you get more for your trade in!