Introducing Nuvo Instruments - perfect for early music education
Revolutionising the beginner woodwind market, Nuvo have created a fleet of instruments perfect for beginners in every way. Made from a combination of durable plastic and silicone, each instrument is ultra-lightweight and couldn't be easier to clean - simply rinse or bathe with soapy water, dry thoroughly and they're good to go! This as well as their durability, fun colour options, and accessibility for all abilities and ages is why schools them – and so do we! ...Read more
Introducing Nuvo Instruments - perfect for early music education
Revolutionising the beginner woodwind market, Nuvo have created a fleet of instruments perfect for beginners in every way. Made from a combination of durable plastic and silicone, each instrument is ultra-lightweight and couldn't be easier to clean - simply rinse or bathe with soapy water, dry thoroughly and they're good to go! This as well as their durability, fun colour options, and accessibility for all abilities and ages is why schools them – and so do we!
All Nuvo instruments are tuned in the key of C. With the Nuvo WindStars series, learning and teaching recorder, clarinet, saxophone, flute, baritone horn and the innovative Nuvo Dood and Toots in the classroom has never been easier. Start your Nuvo wind orchestra today.
Nuvo instruments have the following exclusive features:
Innovative silicone key covers featured on the Recorder+, TooT & DooD. These patented key covers essentially cover the tone holes, reducing squeaks and failed notes, keeping the student motivated
Easy action ligature which can be found on the DooD, Clarineo & jSax. This new integral ligature can easily be opened with just one hand! This is compatible with Nuvo’s plastic reeds in 1, 1.5 and 2 strength, the Legere Viib, cane Eb size clarinet reeds and now also soprano saxophone reeds.
All Nuvo instruments come supplied with a key chart and can be played straight out of the box!
Available in a range of up to seven different colours
With a wide range of Nuvo spares available you are able to maintain these instruments with ease. Chamberlain Music can provide expert advice with customer service that cannot be beaten.
The Nuvo descant recorder feature innovative reward rings at the bell of the instrument. These can either act as a simple decorative figure or they can be removed and added as a reward system for children when the reach milestones in their learning journey.
The Nuvo descant recorder has standard recorder fingering so any recorder method book or media can be used. It plays 2 octaves and is fully chromatic in Baroque or German fingering.
The Recorder+ has a unique silicone key system which allows for larger tone holes resulting in less squeaking than a traditional recorder and a warm, mellow tone. The key system enables beginners to progress more quickly and gain confidence in their musical journey.
The Recorder+ has standard recorder fingering so any recorder method book or media can be used and is a brilliant and more accessible alternative to the classic classroom recorder. It plays 2 octaves and is fully chromatic in Baroque or German fingering.
Descant recorder in the key of C with a range of 2 fully chromatic octaves
Unique ergonomic design
Standard recorder fingering – informative fingering chart included
Recorders are supplied with a carrying case
Can be used in conjunction with the Nuvo Windstars curriculum
Great for teaching young kids recorder and woodwind – KS1 and KS2
The TooT is a step up from the recorder and is a great instrument to bridge the gap before going on to learn the flute. The Nuvo TooT is supplied with a regular lip and plate and the NUVO Firstnote lip plate which transforms your traditional embouchure with a recorder-style fipple. This helps beginners who struggle with embouchure to focus on their enthusiasm and learn some fingerings before coming back to the lip technique. Both the Dood and Toot are very popular with teachers who want a fun musical activity for kids whilst still on a budget. This is made even easier with convenient quantity discounts for schools and institutions.
The NUVO DooD is a brand-new concept for single reed music education. Simply put it is a recorder played using a clarinet mouthpieces and is a natural next step for a young musician. Similar to a chalumeau, the DooD is a great way to introduce single-reed skills at an early age.
The DooD has recorder-like fingering with a simple yet durable key system that helps small fingers to cover the holes. The instrument is in the key of C and is fully chromatic over one octave with extra notes in the second register.
The Nuvo Clarineo is a clarinet based on the Lyons C clarinet, a popular student instrument in the 1990’s. The Clarineo is also in the key of C and perfect for young learners. It is much lighter and smaller than a traditional Bb clarinet which means that finger stretches are shorter, tone holes are smaller and the mechanism is easier to play.
Nuvo cleverly designed this instrument to have the same fingering as the Bb clarinet which makes transitioning to a traditional full-size instrument quick and easy. With a rich and mellow tone and a 3.5 octave range you are even able to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – although they are best suited to fun beginner pieces.
The Nuvo jSax, like the rest of the Nuvo range is pitched in C. This makes integration into classroom music making very easy and means that the jSax is also compatible with all WindStars music. The instrument has a fully chromatic range from middle C (C4) to G in the next octave up (G5).The jSax is made from durable plastic with a silicone bell, making it incredibly durable.
The jSax has a traditional fingering system and serves to enable newcomers to develop embouchure and tuning skills which will be directly transferable to a full-size saxophone. The tone is surprisingly mellow, and therefore this instrument offers a lot of fun for both newcomers and established amateur saxophonists.
The jSax is fully chromatic, however that can be a little overwhelming for first time players. If you are a beginner, or just have small fingers, there are a set of plugs (training wheels) that completely seal the tone holes and will assist in the first stages of learning the jSax.You are also able to purchase the Straighten your jSax kit - which allows you to upgrade your jSax into a straight saxophone!
The Nuvo jFlute comes fitted with the ‘Donut’ head joint. The innovative ‘Donut’ head joint shortens the players need to reach for the keys whilst keeping the embouchure hole in line with the keys. If you are ready for the challenge of a full sized flute but can’t quite reach the keys, this is the perfect beginner flute!
Everything on the jFlute is designed to give the beginner an easier playing experience, benefitting both player and teachers alike. From the 'Firstnote' lip-plate, to the durable silicone pads it the ideal instrument for inspiring young players in the classroom and at home. You are also able to purchase an Upgrade kit which includes a straight head joint along with a C foot joint - this transforms the jFlute into a full size and fully chromatic student flute.
Lightweight, easy to maintain and clean, these are perfect for classroom music lessons in primary schools and young secondary school age.
The Nuvo Student flute has the same key system and is similar in size to a standard silver flute however, due to lightweight construction it weighs just 310g. This is almost half the weight of a standard silver flute and allows it to be held and played by younger musicians with ease, or by anyone who finds it hard to lift a standard flute. Teachers and students love the Nuvo student flute!
Schools and education institutions can also take advantage of the quantity discounts to conveniently purchase great quality student flutes at an amazing price.
The jHorn is Nuvo’s first brass training instrument, designed to let beginners find their way into brass playing with several adaptable options to help guide them to different parts of the brass world further down the line. The jHorn provides the opportunity to learn important “brass” skills from as young as 4 years old. With a full, resonant tone and standard brass fingerings, it is also a lot of fun to play for the brass enthusiast who wants a lightweight, low cost, durable instrument to play on the go.
The jHorn is tuned in Bb and plays the same register as the tenor trombone, euphonium and baritone horn. It comes with our unique multi-cup mouthpiece to enable experimentation with low, middle or high brass embouchures. You may also try standard trumpet, tenor horn and narrow bore trombone mouthpieces.
Supplied in Bb, the jHorn also comes with a set of C tubes which bring the instrument up to concert pitch. With the Bb tubes fitted, the jHorn occupies the same register as baritone horn, euphonium or tenor trombone. Swap these out for the included C tubes however, and the jHorn joins the ranks of jSax, jFlute and Clarineo to form the basis of the 2nd phase of the Nuvo WindStars classroom curriculum.
jHorn makes it possible to start developing important brass skills from 4 years old and upwards, making it highly compatible with KS1, KS2 and Early Access education programmes.
Windstar aim to offer a simple, effective, and affordable way for kids to experience playing music together. The idea of a Windstar instrument is to give children a feel for what it would be like to play the real thing. The simpler version allows for skills to develop introducing a class or individual to what playing a wind instrument feels like for them.
Progressing through the program, specially put together by music professionals, children can play a musical instrument and develop a life-long love for music at an early age.Read less...