Thank you for your valuable suggestions Dick,
I was supposing you are a professional just from the experience and wisdom you demonstrate in recommending what musical skills are necessary to be developed, prior to choose a more expensive instrument.
You’re right about my Yamaha recorder: it plays fairly good, though it takes more than half an hour to warm it up, this season.
I really appreciate your way to study music and I wish to be more skilled so as to do the same. Fortunately the Monkemeyer method alternates boring (yet necessary) studies with songs, even if some of those tunes are too difficult for me to play.