While it took me 2 months to sound good on my Selmer Super Action 80 series II soprano(it is fairly resistive),my daughter started a Conn 94m(blew real easy) at age 6 and did great. I would say soprano definetely requires more disipline to play;but it is definely a sax that can be learned if you put your mind to it. My daughter plays on a SC-991 now(curved Yani soprano) that blows real easy. I would say a 901 should be great to cut your soprano chops on. Not sure about resale value!!! Yanagisawa are known for their good sopranos(sopraninos too).