Ask your music teacher to allow you to feel and play around with each to kind of get the feel. Hopefully, your school will allow you to rent either, anyhow, until you decide. Once you're sure, you'll probably want your own. ALL my kids play instruments, but - funnily enough - not one stayed with their original choice!! Also, on weekends, ask your folks to take you to a music store. I don't think you can properly decide, until you actually try a few out. Good luck!!