Re: Beginner mouthpiece?
There are quite a few different brands of reeds, but Vandoren (traditional, in the blue box) or Rico reeds are ideal for students. Rico are cheaper, but Vandoren are much better quality. Keep in mind that most beginning students break their reeds often. In regards to strength, go with a 2 for now. As he progresses, his lungs will become stronger and he will need stronger reeds.