I'm having a serious problem trying to learn flute (for those who don't know, I'm a clarinetist/saxophonist/returning pianist). I'm borrowing my sister's backup flute to try to learn to play the instrument over the summer, but it's just not working. The problem is is that it's a very old flute (for those wanting to know what the flute is it's a Selmer Bundy flute) and I can constantly feel it shooting air out of it. Second, I find it difficult because I can't see where I'm putting my fingers on the keys. Maybe I'm just terrible and need more practice. But I get such an airy tone out of it that I just get stressed out; there isn't a reed either so I find it weird to blow into a hole and also hard because I don't know where exactly to blow! Anyway, trying to teach myself flute is stressing me out. Once I'm done with my show, I'll churn out as much as I can before I move out to college. I'll talk to my professor about it and maybe we'll see what goes from there. But maybe you guys might have some tips that might help me with this trying process. It's been hard because it's nothing like a clarinet or sax. Well I apologize for my little rant. I don't mean to be a drama queen about this, but it's been very difficult for me. I hope you might understand what's going on with me and this flute business. I guess it's just hard after playing a total of nine years of combined clarinet and sax. I really should've started this sooner.