If you live close enough to a music shop go and try a few different makes, sizes etc.
Or you could buy second hand try them and if not suitable move them on, you’ll pick a good used Selmer up for way less then new price.
What’s good for me may not be good for you.
Enjoy the search
Welcome to the forum. The Yamaha 4c is a solid mouth piece for beginners and many tutors on the forum would suggest stick with it. Indeed my tutor who has been playing for approximately 40 years uses one.
Personally I much prefer a Selmer S80 C* to a Yamaha 4C. As said above, the trick is to get a second-hand one.
If you are going for a classical sound, then other ones to look for might be a Rousseau NC4, or a Vandoren Optimum Al3, but if your teacher wants Selmer then I would go with that.
Hello Frank, welcome to the cafe. Don't be in a rush to change the Yamaha 4c. Tell your teacher that you will get the Selmer when funds are available,.and leave it at that. For future reference the Selmer C* is their popular alto model. Happy playing.
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Mouthpieces... Quite a broad subject! So many options... If you look for a used Selmer S80 C*, you may find some at really good prices. I almost gave one away a couple of years ago as I thought they buyer was going to purchase my alto sax too! But the teacher insisted on a more recent model from the same brand.
Quite ridiculous at that level, but some people are not very flexible... Especially in the french musical academic institutions.