I'm a beginner myself, and my teacher often pair Yamaha 4C with a 2.5 Vandoren Blue Box. I however am using a different setup. You can try the one he recommends. He said the 4C with a the 2.5 Vandoren Blue Box is usually a combination for people who started out. So it might be to your preference.I've been playing for 4 weeks and am using a Yamaha 4c mp.