The flute is a musical instrument in the woodwind group which is played by blowing air through an opening. The oldest flute in the world dates back over 43,000 years and was discovered in a Stone Age cave site!

Flutists vary the pitch of the instrument by opening and closing different holes on the body of the instrument and varying air pressure. There are many types of flute played across the world, including the piccolo, the bamboo flute and the dizi or Chinese flute.