This Trombone is AWESOME! My son LOVES it. It is very effective at helping a little person to learn what would be very very heavy for someone so small (he was 5 years old when we bought it). His music teacher thinks they are the business. Highly recommended if your little one chooses a heavy brass instrument. They do an adult version as well if you need a cheaper trombone to see how you get on. They have also just added a trumpet! Do it, you know you want to!