Is 23 years old too old for a flute career?
I started playing flute in primary actually but quit and didn't pick it up again until I was 18 still didn't practice much is it too late now and yes I have been playing other instruments all my life thr piano was my first instrument then the guitar
- Anonymous2 months ago
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- RichardLv 64 months ago
A think a flute of any age can have a career.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 months ago
As you haven't told us anything about yourself or how far along you are in playing the flute, it's hard to know what to tell you.
If you're 23 now, and have just picked up a flute for the first time in your life, then yes, you're too old to become a professional flute player.
If you're 23 and already play the flute to a professional level, then of course you're not 'too old', but actually finding a job is a very different matter.
- 4 months ago
If you want to start playing at a local orchestra then I guess it's too late. But don't get upset, you have at least two options. The first one is to join a pop/rock band, all you need to do then is just start recording and touring together. Another option is getting famous on Youtube. You should give it a try. Also, you can always switch to another instrument like drums, for example.
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- Anonymous4 months ago
You can blow my flute toot toot.
- Tony BLv 74 months ago
I'm not really sure what you're asking.
If you have a career as a flute player then you won't be suddenly “past it” and have to do something else as soon as you reach 23. You should be able to continue long after that.
Otherwise, it's very, very difficult for anyone to have a career as a musician at all and I would assume that the older one gets the less likely it becomes.
You don't say what experience you have, how good a player you are or in what type of music you play. This isn't what most people think of when they hear “flute player” but there have been many rock/pop bands, with flute players, who worked for years as semi-pros and then managed to become professional - Family, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Camel, Focus, King Crimson are examples. But, of course, probably about 99.9% of bands never even come close to “making it”.
Being really on top of your game as a player, being in the right place at the right time, working hard and, most importantly, being REALLY lucky are essential.
- OrlaLv 64 months ago
Depends how much talent you have and how hard you work.
- CogitoLv 74 months ago
It would be extremely rare for any musician to be able to make it a real career! Most have to work another job every week just to afford to live.
If you're already very well-trained and have had a lot of orchestral experience, 23 isn't too old.
If you're just starting out - possibly. But there are many thousands of excellent flute players out there, all ready to compete with you for every single job. Many of them will have already made a lot of great contacts and are well-known among the big orchestras, music studios, etc. You'd always be behind them in the line-up!
But if you really want to try, go for it. Just make sure you also have a good, well-paid 'ordinary' job as well!
- Anonymous4 months ago
u can be a flute player in an orchestra for years
- Anonymous4 months ago
Can you play the flute to a level where a noted orchestra with a national reputation will pay you and your expenses to travel with them?