My sister has a terrible voice, if you can say such a thing about the recorder. The recorder is a type of voice, is it not? She must have to learn "Edelweiss" for school, because that's what she keeps playing over and over again.
Because she's only in grade(more) school, she's probably only expected to learn how to play the notes. But as a pianist, vocalist, past violinist, and past trombonist, I wish that she was learning to perfect her tone. Professional recorders sound beautiful, but a child's school recorder lends itself to, well, sounding like a duck.
However, that is me imposing my standards upon a nearly ten year-old girl. Who am I to say what is music? Who am I to say what sounds nice?
Maybe I'm thinking too much, it's just recorder. (less)