The fife and recorder are both fantastic alternatives for younger children who really want to play the flute but are not physically big enough. They are also inexpensive and made of plastic so they are extremely difficult to break. I have over 8 years experience teaching fife, recorder and flute, and lessons are always packed with lots of fun games and pieces to keep the kids busy. I also hold a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Music. Lessons are for either 30 minutes or an hour depending on the student. I teach a wide variety of music depending on the preference of the student.