NUVO AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Be a part of the NUVO Movement!
Nuvo is reaching out to connect with influential music educators who embrace our design philosophy and share our passion for making musical instruments more accessible and suitable for young students around the world. A Nuvo Ambassador should be a music teacher who is currently working with or intending to work with Nuvo instruments in a school, community center, or private studio setting. The Ambassador should have a clear understanding of the benefits of Nuvo instruments for early pre-band instrumental lessons, classes, and ensembles, and should be willing to engage with fellow Nuvo Ambassadors to communicate and share ideas. Our intention is to build an active and engaged community of music educators who are willing to participate and promote the use of Nuvo instruments in their community and beyond.
MUSIC EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich

Music Education Specialist

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Dr Eisenreich is the Music Education Specialist at Nuvo and also serves on the Music Education Faculty at Slippery Rock University where she teaches flute performance and Music Education. She discovered Nuvo instruments while studying for her Doctorate in Music at Frost School of Music in Miami in 2012. Since then she has implemented numerous Nuvo programs in Elementary schools and community programs around the US and overseas. If you are interested in joining the Nuvo family of Ambassadors, please contact Cassandra and she will explain the application requirements and we hope to welcome you aboard!

Website: www.cassandraeisenreich.com

LIST OF NUVO AMBASSADORS

Kenneth Chia

Flute instructor, performer and technician

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Ken is originally from NYC, now based in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia. He is an experienced flute instructor, performer, technician and Nuvo fan! “These are fantastic beginner flutes. Practically indestructable, affordable, modular and they sound great! They are perfect for childhood woodwind programs.”

Email: ken@kennethchia.net

Website: www.kennethchia.net

Kelly Williamson

Flutist and Registered Teacher Trainer

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Kelly Williamson is a flutist and registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is invited to teach at workshops all over the world, including Latin America, Australia, England, and Tanzania. “The tone quality of the Nuvo flute was really an astonishment the first time I tried it. My students have had a great time this summer playing it in the pool, in fountains, sharing fun experiences with their friends. What a treat!”

Email: kelly@amaryllis.ca

Website: www.amaryllis.ca/

Lisa O’Connor

Music Teacher

Sussex, United Kingdom

Lisa is a flute and piano tutor at Sussex Academy of Music, She also teaches privately and has set up “Happy Tunes Music Makers” for children and adults. “I love how the Nuvo instruments are colourful, affordable, adaptable and durable. I can’t wait to teach younger children to make music using these fun instruments with a seriously good sound!”

Email: lisa@happytunesmusic.co.uk

Website: www.happytunesmusic.co.uk

Victor Hugo Guzman

Flute Teacher

Riohacha, la Guajira, Colombia

Victor is a flute teacher who works with children in Colombia. He studied in Caracas, Venezuela and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional of Colombia. Now he works for Fundartes Guajira and the Fundación Batuta. “Nuvo is an opportunity for people to access the marvelous music world. In my country is very difficult to buy a new expensive instrument, and many children doesn´t have chance to enjoy music, so it is a great choice!”

Email: victorhguzl@hotmail.com

Dave Bradley

Active Woodwind Teacher, Repair Technician, and Performer

Temecula, CA, California, United States

David is an active woodwind teacher, repair technician, and performer. He has the best job in the world because his days (and many of his nights) are filled with music!  “The Clarinéo’s smaller size and lighter weight make it ideal for children who are too small to play the clarinet. It uses standard clarinet fingerings so transition to the clarinet is easy. It sounds great, requires very little maintenance, and is surprisingly durable.”

Email: daveb819@aol.com

Anke van der Bijl

Music Education Specialist

Gouda, Netherlands

Anke studied flute at the Conservatory of Utrecht (NL). After Post Graduate Studies in the UK, USA and Japan and with 25 years of international experience in Suzuki Method, she has become a specialist in the field of Music Education. She is much in demand as guest teacher in international Suzuki Workshops around the world and is Instrumental Director Flute and Deputy Chair at the European Suzuki Association.

Email: flautissimo@endoria.net

Website: fluitschool.nl

 

Stephanie Superle

Lead Educator of Kinderflute Canada

Greater Toronto, Canada

Stéphanie is the Founder and Lead Educator of Kinderflute Canada.  She is passionately committed to sharing her knowledge with others and is active both as a performer and music educator in the Greater Toronto Area. “Wind instruments should be one of the top three options for parents when first considering music lessons for their child.  Nuvo makes wind instruments much more accessible for young families.  They’re light, durable, and affordable!  Their “Keep It Out” philosophy encourages students to play their instrument rather than put it away.  And having such fun & bright colours makes Nuvo Instruments hard to resist for students of any age!”

Email: info@kinderflutecanada.com

Website: http://www.kinderflutecanada.com/#!teacher/cjg9

Emily Stumpf

Director of KinderFlute Columbia

Columbia, S.C. USA

Emily Stumpf is the Director of KinderFlute Columbia. She is committed to working with people and making her community a better place by sharing her joy and passion for the flute and music making. She is currently a DMA candidate in flute performance at the University of South Carolina. “I am very impressed with the tone produced on these flutes, the easy care and durability. I of course encourage my students to get a flute in their favorite color which is always a hit and tons of fun!”

Email: kinderflute.columbia@gmail.com

 Website: www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/community/community_music_school/kinderflute.php?

Emanuele Gorla

Flute Teacher

Garbagnate Milanese (MI), Italy

Emanuele is a young flute teacher from Garbagnate Milanese (MI), Italy. He works teaching flute in local music schools. “I actually use J-flute with my youngest students. When I’ll have the right number of instruments I want to make group lessons for small kids (4-8 yo). The Nuvo J-flute is the best instrument for young flutists. It’s lightweight and handy, It makes studying easy and fun. My little students love it!”

Email: ema992@hotmail.it

Kevin Collins

Music Teacher

Longwood, Florida, USA

Kevin Collins has been teaching music full time for more than twenty five years in schools. With multiple certifications he has taught music on all primary and secondary grade levels in three different countries and on both the east and the west coasts on the United States. Kevin loves to write songs and create musical experiences for his Nuvo students that will encourage them to continue their studies well into their adult years. “Nuvo has brought something truly wonderful to elementary music education.”

Email: kevincollinsjobapplication@gmail.com

Nuno Cachetas Pinto

Music Teacher

Portugal

Nuno is pursing his Master degree in Music Education at the University of Aveiro, Portugal on the study of the Clarineo for younger students. He teaches children at the Conservatorio de Musica Calouste Gulbenkian. “Clarinéo is the most adequate instrument to initialize the studying of clarinet. It eliminates the most difficult obstacles for children when they start.”

Email: geral@nunocachetaspinto.com

Website: www.nunocachetaspinto.com

Korinne Smith

Founder of KinderFlute-Columbia

Columbia, SC, 29223, United States

Korinne Smith is the Founder of KinderFlute-Columbia, a dedicated flute instructor, and an innovative and adaptable training/education professional. “The Nuvo Flute is the best beginner flute on the market. The colorful options excite my students and brighten up their music making. The Nuvo Flute is ideal for my KinderFlute students.”

Email: korinnesmithflute@gmail.com

Website: www.korinnemariesmith.com

Ric Wood

Private Woodwind/ Brass Tutor and School Peripatetic Teacher

Hampshire, UK

Ric is a private woodwind/brass (sax, flute, clarinet, trumpet & recorder) tutor and school peripatetic teacher for Southampton City Music Service in Hampshire, UK. He also repairs woodwind instruments, and performs all over the UK as a professional saxophonist and flautist. “I’ve had Nuvo flutes for my youngest starters and they’re amazingly easy to pick up and supported with a clear tone and ease of playing. The weight is an added bonus as almost any age of child can get involved with making music. This to me, makes Nuvo flutes and Clarineos the best for ANY child looking to learn woodwind. I teach kids with Nuvo instruments as they’re fun and light weight and durable”.

Email: ric.wood.music@gmail.com

Website: www.ric-wood.com

Chris Lim

Woodwind Instructor

Singapore

Chris Lim is a woodwind instructor (music enrichment programmes and co-curricular activities) at various public schools. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Arts Pedagogy and Practice at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. “The jSAX is a lightweight and durable plastic saxophone which is very suitable for young children to start learning the saxophone. Although the jSAX is pitched in C but its fingering is quite similar to the saxophone. Thus, the jSAX is a good beginner saxophone for young learners!”

Email: chris.musica@yahoo.com.sg

Website: fama.com.sg/school-program.html

Chad Guess

General Music Teacher

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Chad is a pubic school K-5 General Music Teacher who emphasizes instrumental music. In the recent past he was a high school band director. He holds a bachelor of music education degree from The University of Akron, Oh.,and a Master of Music from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Oh. “I am always looking for innovative ways to instruct and inspire my students and Nuvo Instrumental provides just that! The DooD, TooT, and jSAX, are pre band instruments used in my program to get students excited and develop a love for music.”   

Email: caguess75@gmail.com

Carolyn Storer

Music Teacher

Wirral, UK

Carolyn has over 20 years of curriculum and instrumental teaching experience. She is a peripatetic teacher, band leader and SEND music teacher. As a saxophone specialist she particularly likes the opportunities the jSAX offers to young players. “The jSAX enables children the chance to begin the saxophone at a much younger age. Its durability, lightweight construction and compact size make it ideal for the younger player – but its not compact on sound. It is very rewarding for the child to hear they are making such an authentic saxophone sound. With the cost and quality of sound of the jSAX compared to a ‘student saxophone’, it really is a great little instrument.”

Email: mrscstorer@gmail.com

Joseph Abad

Saxophonist, Educator, and Performer

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Having private studios in California, Arizona, and now Connecticut, Mr. Abad has been an active concert soloist, chamber musician, and saxophone mentor throughout New England. “The Nuvo jSAX, and the entire Nuvo line, are tremendously helpful tools in pre-woodwind learning. These instruments take away the potentially overwhelming tasks of their full-size counterparts, and help make music become as intuitive as possible. Bravi!”

Email: abad.joseph@gmail.com

Website: josephabad.net

Jasmine Ducker

Woodwind Teacher

Fleet, Hampshire, UK

Jasmine is an experienced and enthusiastic woodwind teacher with a DipABRSM diploma in flute performance. As well as teaching, Jasmine attended the Woodwind course at Merton College in 2011 to learn how to service and overhaul woodwind instruments. “The Nuvo jFlute is perfect for the younger beginner- not only does it produce a lovely, clear tone, it’s much lighter in weight and the keys are much more reachable for little hands.  My pupils have found them super-comfortable to play and are so happy to have been able to pick their own colours!  All in all, reliable and excellent value for money.”

Email: info@fleetwoodwind.co.uk

Website: www.fleetwoodwind.co.uk

Davide Nari

Saxophonist and music teacher

Italy

Davide plays and teach mainly the saxophone but also the clarinet. He has graduated with full marks in saxophone and has won many prestigious first prize in national and international music competitions. He has played in numerous solo concerts and mchamber music concerts. He uses the Nuvo jSAX and Clarinéo for his activities in school classes to teach his students. “Nuvo Instruments are the best solution for young students because they can approach and study wind instruments and music in a simple and fun way. “

Email: nari.davide@alice.it

Website: http://www.davidenari.it

Kevin Lynch

Music Teacher

Virginia, United States

Mr. Lynch is a recent graduate of Penn State University. He studied Music Education in college and currently teaches middle school band in Stafford County, Virginia. “I believe that these instruments not only make music more inviting and enjoyable for students, but they also prepare young students for future music classes. I’m glad to be a part of the Nuvo Ambassadors!”

Email: kmaclynch@gmail.com

Mandy Larcombe

Music Teacher

Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Mandy has over 30 years experience in instrumental teaching and is currently teaching at a primary school and privately. She also plays with various concert bands and regularly conducts a training band in Taunton. “My passion is ensemble playing and with the Nuvo instrument range and their support through Windstars, this makes it much more accessible to younger children. The instruments are so lightweight and colourful that it makes learning an instrument fun without the financial commitment usually associated with music lessons.”

Email: musicalmandy.ml@gmail.com

Kosei Nagata

Saxophonist

Japan

I’m a saxophone player mainly performing at my band “EMPTY KRAFT” in Japan. EMPTY KRAFT is an unique band that explores new entertainment for marriage of dance and music. Empty Kraft constituted of 2 saxophone players and 3 dancers and actively performs throughout Japan. I also teach a saxophone and compose music. “jSax is a good instrument to start with.It’s also a wonderful item to practice at any time. You can perform by jSax at parties!!”

Email: info@nagatakosei.com

Website: https://nagatakosei.com/profile-2

Hannah Brady

Music Teacher/Music Resource Developer

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Hannah Brady is a woodwind teacher with a background in jazz and a passion for improvisation. She has taught in many different settings from WCET for music hubs to workshop leader for Sheffield Jazz. “The jSax is a fantastic way to nurture a passion for music in pupils who are too young to play a regular saxophone. The instruments are easy to use and lightweight, ideal for little hands! They are really useful for developing good, basic technique that can be applied to other instruments later on, as well as helping children form positive musical habits from a very young age.”

Email: info@improvinthegap.com

 

Tari Wheeler Roosa

Performer and Teacher

Lee, MA, United States

Tari is an active performer and teacher in Massachusetts. She teaches Suzuki flute and in the El Sistema program “Kids 4 Harmony” in Pittsfield, MA. “The Nuvo jflute is a wonderful instrument for a young beginner flutist. It is durable, light-weight, and yet produces a great sound.

Email: tarisw@aol.com

 

Sophie Boden

Woodwind teacher

Barnet, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Sophie is a woodwind teacher for Hertfordshire Music Service. She teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder and fife to children and adults of all ages. “I love the Nuvo flute and Clarineo. They make learning a realistic possibility for younger children because they are lightweight and easy to hold. They are easy to look after and the best thing is they actually sound good too!”

Email: sophieboden@mac.com

 

Anneli James

Teacher at Thornbury Music School

Hurtmore, Surrey, United Kingdom

Anneli teaches clarinet, saxophone and piano privately and at schools. She also teaches at Thornbury Music School in Wonersh, Surrey. “The Clarineo is an ideal instrument for players with small hands. It suits young beginners well and the good tone that it produces has meant that I have also been able to have pupils successfully take exams on it. The affordable price is an added bonus!”

Email: alcandanj@aol.com

Yi-Ping Ivy Huang

Suzuki Flute Teacher

Taipei, Taiwan

Yi-Ping Ivy Huang studied Music and Suzuki flute pedagogy with David Gerry at McMaster University. Ivy is a registered Suzuki flute teacher of both the US and Taiwan Suzuki Associations. “My students are amazed by the sound a Nuvo flute can make, it sound beautiful and they like the weight. It’s easy for young children to hold because it’s bigger and children can play by relaxed finger, they would have an idea of “holding” a flute instead “grabbing” it”

Email: yiping.ivy@gmail.com

Website: blog.udn.com/suzukimethodtw

Molly Shortridge

Flute and Music Therapy at Temple University

Harrisburg, PA, United States

Molly studied flute and music therapy at Temple University. She is passionate about teaching and recently began the Kinderflute™ certification process under the direction of Kathy Blocki. “I bought a jflute on a whim and was so excited to hear the nice sound it produces. Even my teenage students want one! I love that they can be left out because I encourage my students to play in short intervals, finding they practice more that way.”

Email: mollysflutes@verizon.net

Website: www.kinderflute-academy.com/

Sarah Garrard

Woodwind Teacher at The Read School

Selby, Yorkshire, YO8 9SQ, United Kingdom

Sarah is a woodwind teacher at The Read School in Drax. She is also a professional woodwind repairer and teaches privately. “At Read School, I teach groups of 4 Clarinéo students ages 6 and 7. This gives younger students the chance to step up from the recorder. The Clarinéo is ideal as they are usually too small to play full size instruments.The programme has been running for the last 2 years with great success…”

Email: sarahonsax@gmail.com

Website: www.sarahonsax.co.uk

Peter Peitersen

Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher

Copenhagen, Denmark

Peter is a father of four children and a clarinet and saxophone teacher for students of all ages. He also performs in small rythmic orchestras and big bands. “I discovered Nuvo by accident and the instruments turned my world around. Both the sound and quality of the instruments is amazing. It provides a lot of young students the chance to experience the world of music through woodwind instruments at a low cost. It’s a vision I’ve always dreamed of.”

Email: pp@ho-pe.dk

Website: www.brawo.dk

 

Paul Nelson

Band Director at Central Mountain Middle School

Lock Haven, PA, 17745, United States

Paul is a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music and is band director at Central Mountain Middle School. “I am very enthusiastic about jFlutes. It is easy for students to get a good sound, the keys are easy to find and press, and the curved head joint is a big help to my smaller students. The flutes also get a big sound, and are great for their durability and ease of maintenance. I plan on starting many jFlute ensembles in the years to come.”

Email: pcncan@hotmail.com

 

 

R Jarrett Farrell

Award Winning Director

LaGrange, GA , 30240, United States

Jarrett is director of the Award Winning LaGrange High School Band in Georgia and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory and Composition. “The Nuvo jFlute is an excellent choice for marching band students. It is lighter weight than a standard flute and the curved head joint brings the right hand closer to the body, reducing fatigue and improving posture. The Nuvo flute is also waterproof! All these features make it the perfect marching flute”.

Email: farrellrj@troup.org

Website: grangerband.org/

Janneke van Haeringen

Flute Teacher

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Janneke is a flute teacher for students of all ages. She studied flute at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. “The first time I played on the Nuvo flute I was very surprised by the beautiful sound. The price of this instrument is low, so more people can afford it to learn to play the flute – I highly recommend the Nuvo flute”.

Email: mailto:dezuiderfluiter@online.nl

Website: www.dezuiderfluiter.nl/

Peter Chen

Clarinet Teacher and Clarinetist Enthusiastic

Address: New Taipei City, 220, Taiwan

Peter is a clarinet teacher and clarinetist enthusiastic in teaching and open-minded for any new things. The Nuvo Clarinéo is a fantastic invention. Being in the key of C makes it very easy to ensemble with piano or other instruments in C. It is smaller and lighter than the clarinet, very suitable for children and clarinet beginners. The Clarinéo is not only a bridge before starting to play the clarinet but also a great solo instrument!

Email: bananafe@msn.com

Website: clarinetclarineo.pixnet.net/blog

Marian Concus

Bachelor of Flute Performance from New England Conservatory

Wynnewood, PA, United States

Marian, Bachelor of Flute Performance from New England Conservatory, is a member of professional symphony orchestras in both the Philadelphia Area and San Francisco Bay Area. “The Nuvo Flute is lightweight and easy to hold which encourages students with very small hands. The durable body is easy to care for, and the color key caps make finger placement simple. The Nuvo provides solutions to many of the hurdles faced by beginners.”

Email: mconcus@mac.com

Website: www.mconcusflutist.com

Derek Galloway

Teacher at Sydney Schools

Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia

Derek, originally from Scotland, teaches in Sydney schools and from his flute studio in Lane Cove. In 2010 he started “Flute Connections” which provides professional educational workshops in Sydney and regional NSW. “I discovered Nuvo Flutes. This instrument is child friendly, works and is affordable. I have many students playing these great instruments now and with the addition of the coloured key inserts make the kids the FUNKY kid in the band.”

Email: derekgalloway01@yahoo.com.au

Website: www.fluteconnections.com

Bill McBirnie

Award Winning Canadian Jazz and Latin Flutist

Toronto, Canada

Bill is an award winning Canadian jazz and Latin flutist of exceptional calibre. “The Nuvo flute is a brilliant idea. It enables kids to cultivate an early interest in the flute which can then evolve into a greater musical commitment as they get older.  They can  also simply have fun with it – and without their parents having to make a significant financial commitment from the start.  I must say that the instrument plays remarkably well.  It is not a “toy”.  It is a real flute!”

Email: extremeflute@look.ca

Website: www.extremeflute.com

Kristy Kirsh

Teacher with Master's Degree in Music

Lexington, KY, KY, 40517-4306, United States

Kristy holds a master’s degree in music, and teaches students from age 5-95. She works with all levels, including those with learning disabilities. “The Nuvo Flute has the chance to change music education as we know it in America. These low cost, low maintenance instruments allow for younger and less advantaged students to begin music study- two segments of public school children who have not typically had access to arts instruction”.

Email: klkirsh@windstream.net

Website: www.firebirdsongs.com

Gwen Harborne

Music Teacher

London, United Kingdom

Gwen studied flute and piano performance at Lancaster University. She runs her music studio teaching flute, piano and recorder privately while also teaching at local schools. “Nuvo flutes are great for beginners. I love how light they are and the ‘recorder’ lip plate encourages beginners with their first few notes. I also love the extender keys, allowing small hands to reach the A, G and G# keys easily.”

Email: info@gwenharborne.co.uk

Website: gwenharborne.co.uk

Susan Clark

Flute Teacher and Performer

Antioch, CA, California, United States

Susan Clark has been a flute teacher and performer for over 40 years. “I am amazed at the possibilities for the Nuvo flute.  The tone is clear and responsive, the key action is amazing, and the light weight of the instrument makes it possible for a student to study flute at a very young age, while learning all correct flute fingerings, tone, and posture. I highly recommend the Nuvo flute.”

Email: tubaflute@comcast.net

Chantal Nolet

Music Teacher for the School Board of Beauce-Etchemin

Quebec, Canada

Chantal is a music teacher for the School Board of Beauce-Etchemin. She holds a Baccalaureate of Laval University in music education. “I recommend the Clarinéo to all the music teacher who teach high school. This instrument simplifies learning by making it fun.”

Email: chantalnolet15@gmail.com

Ruth Ann McClain

A Successful Teacher and Performer

Memphis, TN, United States

A successful teacher and performer for many years, Ruth Ann McClain received Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the University of Memphis where she studied with Paul Eaheart and later with Bruce Erskine. “I highly recommend this flute and look forward to continued innovation from Nuvo”

Email: deltafluter@gmail.com

Jorge Caro

Music Teacher

Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Jorge has been teaching flute for over 15 years in Asturias . He is a teacher at the Leon City Music School and Musicalia School of Music in Oviedo. “When I played the Nuvo flute for the first time, it was better than I could have imagined and the quality of the sound was a big surprise. Its warm sound and ease of management makes it a serious contender for the throne of  “my first flute”

Email: jorgecaro.ft@gmail.com