I bought this melodica for my daughter, she likes to explore new and different musical instruments and this was a perfect alternative for her. Since she received it, she began to play and get music immediately. It is easy to use, has two ways to play it, with the mouthpice or with the extension hose. The sound is great and clear. It comes in a carrying case to store and travel comfortably on the shoulder, is a lightweight and perfect for all ages especially those who want to start with basic instruments and without complications.