I learned to play the flute because I begged to be allowed to do so when I started 7th grade. I played in the marching and concert bands through my first year of college. It was always great fun and I made a lot of friends through music. For a little while I had a private teacher who was a clarinetist that played flute occasionally. He tried to get me to play the flute with a clarinet embouchure (the position of the mouth). It doesn’t work. He discouraged me almost to the point of quitting entirely until I told my parents the problem and they rescued me from this fool. I still have my flute & piccolo.