Learning to play a musical instrument can be profoundly lifechanging. Besides the joy of making music, it gives increased confidence and a heightened sense of purpose. Numerous studies have revealed that students who participate in music programs at an early age perform better in other subjects and thrive socially. It is equally joyful and rewarding to take up a musical instrument later in life. Our most senior Nuvo student is 86 years young! However, learning to play a musical instrument isn’t easy! It requires concentration, frequent practice, an enthusiastic teacher, a suitable instrument and some degree of passion. Many traditionally designed instruments present hurdles that add to the challenges and inhibit the learning process unnecessarily. We produce instruments that minimise those hurdles and make learning easier, faster and more accessible.
Graham Lyons – Founder
Max Clissold – Founder and CEO
Graham has over 40 years experience in performing, composing and teaching clarinet, saxophone, flute and bassoon while Max has 20 years of designing and manufacturing consumer products. Graham is based in the UK and can occasionally be seen riding roller blades while playing his jSax! Max has his base in Hong Kong but frequently skips time zones on his travels around the world promoting and supporting the work of Nuvo. We have an open and collaborative working environment and love to hear from anyone who has something to say about our products or music education in general.
General Manager – China OperationsBo has been working for Nuvo since 2008 and manages all production and product development operations at our workshop in China.
Sales Office Manager (International)Ming has been with Nuvo for 3 years and is the first point of call for all our International Distributors around the world.
Project Manager – Product DevelopmentRicky is a graduate of Product Design from the Universtity of Bournemouth, UK and is in charge of product development projects for Nuvo.
Office Manager (USA)
Brittany is an experienced music educator and has a masters in Music Education from Kent State University, OH. She is running Nuvo’s US office in Beverly, MA.
Dr Cassandra Eisenreich
Music Education Specialist (USA)Cassandra is our Music Education Specialist based in the US. She has a masters in Music Education from Frost School of Music, Miami and can be seen around the US enthusing music educators about the benefits of Nuvo instruments in the classroom.
Music Education Projects (Hong Kong)Bruce is an experienced music educator and exceptional saxophone player while also doubling on Flute and Clarinet. He is based in Hong Kong and is working on a number of new initiatives to help bring more Nuvo to classrooms around the world. See Learning Materials.