My preschooler has pretty good embouchure on a six hole plastic flute in the key of D; unfortunately, the distance from the mouth hole to the sixth finger hole is about 17.5 inches so the finger holes are way too far out for my preschooler to reach.
Should I consider:
- Trying to find my preschooler a shorter six hole flute in a higher key?
- Switching my preshooler to a six hole picollo and hoping my preschooler can adapt to the tighter embouchure?
- Abandoning the six hole flute and trying a beginner Boehm flute in C?
Note: Even though I have plenty of Tin Whistles around the house, I would prefer that my preschooler learn how to play a transverse flute.