The flute is part of the woodwinds family of instruments. It has en ethereal, brilliant and shimmery sound. As one of the earliest instruments, flutes made of bone and wood are seen throughout history in cave drawings, greek mythology and many cultures around the world.
The modern flute is made of metal with a key system developed by Theobald Boehm. Student flutes are made from nickel, while professional models can be made from silver, gold or platinum.