Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Khou not a true musical instrument
I purchased these for a music camp and thought it would be great to give as a gift and use it for ensemble work. Unfortunately, the plastic recorders just cannot be played in tune, nor can they be tuned like a traditional Yamaha. The tuning changes drastically with the breath and mouth shape and if best, they'll be good to teach a simple song with 3 notes (I think I can get E, G and A to sound like the actual notes). I was disappointed because the ideas was good, I guess I should know that quality in instruments comes with the price.
May 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PreschoolMel Get what you pay for
These are not for formal recorder lessons. The quality of sound is mediocre but, I bought them for my preschoolers for fun and they love them. Plus, the glitter and colors make them fun too.
April 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ColoradoKid Absolute junk
These recorders are a waste of plastic, they sound HORRIBLE. They were cheap $'s but sound even worse!
January 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SchoolMusic Use for forgotten recorders
I bought these recorders for the students who forget their recorders for class. Since these recorders are not in tune, they remember to bring their own recorders the next week. I would never use these as a teaching instrument.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cmnicole Love These!
This is the 3rd time I've purchased these and they were a hit once again. The children all loved them. They are slightly translucent in color and glittery. Exactly as shown. Quality is good for under a dollar each. Yes, they will brake and crack after being dropped a few times, and the sound is slightly off, but these are toys, and for a toy these are perfect. Each comes individually wrapped in plastic making it easy for gifting.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Griffin Great fun for young children while they learn about making music.
I have purchased the recorders for young children under the age of 6 so they can experiment and discover how fun it is to make musical sounds. They're durable and easy to grasp. they look great in a basket of musical instruments for children-esp. for a charity raffle.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nycaw Great Price!!
These are colorful and sparkly - the perfect combination for preschoolers! The children LOVE them!!!
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drfiddler1 Look like fun!
Bought them as gifts for my music students. We'll see how the kids like them. They look great!
November 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NannaS Great goodie bag toy!
These were received quickly and were wrapped well, so they were completely undamaged. The glitter beneath the surface makes it an attractive toy and the construction was very good, so nothing fell apart - even with a toddler playing/dropping/playing! This was well received and much appreciated
December 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JesusKnowsYourHeart Great for Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes!
I almost didn't buy these because of the some of the reviews, but since OTC?s customer service is helpful and they will replace or refund products if there is a problem I decided to take a chance. I bought these to include in shoeboxes for Samaritan?s Purse (they will fit at an angle). Only one was cracked and the rest seem to be in good condition. I kept two of them for my youngest children and they are having fun with them! They have nice colors and the glitter makes them extra pretty! The mouth pieces stay on unless you purposefully pull them off to wash or dry them. I will also be purchasing some more for a church preschool program (similar to boys or girls scouts but Christian based) for a music honor. I think they are a good product; especially for the price!
October 31, 2011