For younger students, a curved head joint option offers an easier reach to the lip plates while maintaining a comfortable position.
- The curved headjoint makes it possible for a young flutist to hold the instrument without having to reach beyond his or her capabilities at first.
- Be sure to check with your local music dealer, band director, or flute teacher when deciding whether to purchase the extra headjoint option; the initial cost is nominal.Purchasing a regular flute and discovering later that the student really needs the curved head necessitates the purchase of the curved headjoint and another case as well.
Jupiter Curved Head Flute from The Instrument PlaceUnlike the model pictured above which has only the curved head joint, the Jupiter Curved head model comes with one silver-plated straight head joint and one silver-plated curved head joint so that the student can switch to a regular straight flute when ready.Other features include plateau keys (which means that all the keys are covered, including those on which the fingers are placed), an offset G, silver plated body and keys. The flute and both head joints all come together in one molded case.