I am a 19 year old college student. I use a Gemindhart 3 Flute. I am upgrading to a Pearl Dolce CD Model. I am really excited. I don`t like any other type of flutes because they don`t have the specifications that I am looking for and Pearls do it at a great price. The Dolce is also a professional level according to Pearl. So I am ready for that step-up from my intermediate. While I have a intermediate flute. I have a professional marching piccolo. It`s a Gemindhardt 4S. I love it. It`s got a rich texture sound and I love it when I`m doing marching music.