NUVO AMBASSADORS AROUND THE WORLD

Ananda

Music Student

New Jersey, USA

Ever since she was three years old, Ananda had begged to play the flute. Traditional metal flutes are too heavy and large for such young beginners so she was going to have to wait a few years to start her flute learning. Ananda began piano lessons in the meantime and progressed quickly but still had a desire to play the flute like her mom. 

At five years old, Ananda discovered the Nuvo Toot! She advanced quickly with the Firstnote (recorder-style) lip plate which allowed her to focus on learning new melodies. After only two weeks, she progressed to the Nuvo jFlute so she could play more high notes. The transition was easy and she has been learning new music quickly ever since. Ananda practices her jFlute everyday and at five years old is an inspiration to us all!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/premagrace/?hl=en 

Marjolein Desmet

Music Teacher

Satillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Marjolein (Mayo) is a European flutist, born in Belgium and currently living in Mexico. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Flute Performance and did a specialization in Music Pedagogy. Marjolein is passionate about flute performing and flute teaching. That is why she started her own flute studio in 2019. At Mayo’s Flute Studio flute lessons are always filled with joy and positivity!  “I love how colorful the Nuvo flutes are! I can see the eyes of my students sparkle everytime we play on our Toots. The Nuvo flutes are easy to play and create a beautiful sound! They are affordable, durable and light-weight what gives young flute students the ability to start building postural awareness right away from the start!

Email: marjolein.aa.desmet@gmail.com 

Website:  www.marjoleindesmet.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayosflutestudio/ 

Ferran Ferrando Domènech

Music Teacher and Hornist

Costa Blanca, Spain

Ferran is a music teacher with over 25 years of teaching experiencs in both high schools and music schools. He is a multi-instrumentalist with various academic degrees in music instruments and currently plays in a brass quintet group – “Quintet de Metalls AlVent”. Ferran also played in numerous professional orchestras, such as “Filarmónica de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” or “Orquestra Simfònica del Vallés”.  As a French Horn enthusiast, he discovered the jHorn and instantly fell in love with it.  “Nuvo instruments are ideal for younger people to get a taste of music and are an affordable way to open the world of music to curious teenagers. Like other Nuvo instruments, the jHorn not only produces an accurate sound it is also lightweight, comfortable to hold and fun to play. With the multi-cup mouthpiece and options to tune in B Flat and C, it can revolutionalise the world of brass instruments.”

Email: ferranferrando@quintetalvent.com 

Website: Ferran French Horn YouTube Channel

James Nilson

Woodwind Teacher and Active Performer

Estepona, Spain

Jim is currently developing the woodwind programme at the prestigious Sotogrande International School on the Costa Del Sol in Andalucia, Spain. With over 40 years experience in teaching the full range of Woodwind instruments throughout his career, Jim specialises in Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone. He is delighted to be teaching his students the NUVO instruments, they are well built and he particularly likes the sound of the Clarinéo. “This lightweight clarinet will be a sure fire success with the younger students and give them the confidence right from the start to create wonderful music.”

Email: jimnilson1@gmail.com

Alison Dodd

Music Teacher

Shropshire, United Kingdom

Alison is passionate about creating a love of music in young people. She gained her performance degree on the saxophone at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, going on to study at post-graduate level at the Royal College of Music, London. She has her PGCE in primary education and specialises in working with children from age 3 upwards. “Children love music so much and have such an innate connection with it. Nuvo instruments open up the world of woodwind instruments to children from a very young age, allowing them to keep their inspiration and passion for the instrument of their choice without the disappointment of instruments being too big or heavy.

Email: longmyndmusic@outlook.com

Website: www.longmyndmusic.co.uk

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@tuningforkmusic.com

Website: www.tuningforkmusic.com

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

Xu Yang

Saxophone Teacher, Rock Band Saxophonist

Hebei, China

Having won various competitions at a young age at both local and national level, Xu later studied at Berklee College of Music to further develop his passion in music where he took an active role as a student ambassador. He now teaches saxophone and also plays in an alternative rock band, Omnipotent Youth Society, in his hometown Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province.

Email: saxyoung@qq.com 

Cambria Band, Adam Phillips

Band Leader

Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

Formed in 2006, Cambria is a Welsh drum Flute and Glockenspiel band in a traditional style. We are famed for our community ethos and our free teaching program. We have members of all ages and are always looking for new recruits.

Cambria instructors recommend NUVO beginner instruments as they are lightweight, durable and above all else, easy to use. We have had success with our learners being able to take their NUVO instruments out on parade. As they improve they are able to change to the next modular piece and keep learning whilst using the same instrument.  One of their students started playing on the NUVO jFlute at the age of 3 to later progress onto a Piccolo.

Email: adamann00@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

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/

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Korinne Smith

Founder of KinderFlute-Columbia

Columbia, SC, 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

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

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

 

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

Alison McAusland

Private Woodwind Tutor

Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK

Alison trained to teach at the University of Cambridge. She is now a saxophone and clarinet teacher in Tamworth, UK, using Nuvo instruments with children from age 5. She also works in schools with young children to improve access to music. “Nuvo have designed incredible child-friendly instruments that allow you to start music making on exciting instruments. They look chic; they’re easy to use and teach with; they’re affordable. All this means young people can easily discover the joy in music. Genius!”

Email: alison@mcauslandmusic.com

Ofelia Marín

Flutist

Colombia, Brasil

Ofelia Marin, Cuban musician flutist. For many years I have been performing pedagogical work with children from 6 years old, starting them in music, in excellent schools and musical institutes in Brasilia, especially the extention project of the University of Brasilia, “Musica para Criança” (Brazil) where I met the Nuvos flutes and I fell in love with them. Today I live in Colombia, beginning to develop new musical projects. “They are excellent instruments, with a beautiful sound and colorful aesthetic that facilitates the learning process for children, giving them a very good opportunity to all.”

Email: marinofelia75@gmail.com

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

 

Sally Cartwright

Woodwind Teacher

Liphook, United Kingdom

Sally has been working as a woodwind teacher for over 20 years and has continually looked for fun ways to teach, whilst always ensuring correct technique is never compromised. Sally teaches across a number of schools in Hampshire, and she is always striving to build these instruments within the schools she works, and through her private pupil base.  “I am very excited to be part of the Nuvo Ambassador team as I have been promoting the positive benefits these instruments provide to younger children, enabling them to start a lot earlier playing instruments they would otherwise have had to wait a number of years to start due to their physical size.  I teach across a number of schools in Hampshire, and these instruments are proving extremely popular, and is providing the school music teachers with more children able to participate in group music time.  I can’t recommend highly enough these instruments for younger children eager to start music.”

Email: sallyclarinet@yahoo.co.uk

Alissa Gittens

Performer, Private Flute Instructor

Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Alissa Gittens is a private music instructor and active music education advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Morgan State University. She has worked for and partnered with nonprofit organizations, historically black colleges in the U.S., and universities in the Caribbean to create musical experience for students. ” I was amazed by the ease of tone production, note range and quality of timbre. The student flute is very durable and ideal for young and/or novice flutists. Parents and older beginner students can purchase this flute without the burden of breaking their budget. I truly believe the affordability of Nuvo instruments increases its value which furthers the mission of making learning a musical instrument more accessible for everyone.”

Email: theurbanflautistas@gmail.com

Website: www.theurbanflautistas.com

Debbie Mittell

Woodwind Teacher

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom

A woodwind teacher of 30 years’ experience with a passion for teaching, Debbie has directed many jazz and classical ensembles as well as full scale bands , orchestras and stage musicals.I have so often witnessed the frustration of young people who have enormous enthusiasm but hands so tiny that they are unable to hold heavy instruments. The Nuvo range provides the solution.  The instruments look cool, are light-weight, durable, affordable and in C! They will give many young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to make music and develop good posture and technique. Thank you Nuvo, for opening up exciting opportunities for early starters.”

Email: mittellmusic@hotmail.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

 

Carolyn Storer

Music Teacher

Wirral, United Kingdom

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

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/

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

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, 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, 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/

Sarah Garrard

Woodwind Teacher at The Read School

Selby, Yorkshire, 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 Chen

Clarinet Teacher and Clarinetist

New Taipei City, 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

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/

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

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

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, 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

Kristy Kirsh

Teacher with Master's Degree in Music

Lexington, KY, 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

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

Camron Andrews

Saxophonist, Flautist, and Clarinettist

Johannesburg, South Africa

Saxophonist, flautist, and clarinettist. Camron Andrews, received his Bachelors of music degree from The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has worked in a range of musical settings in South Africa and abroad. Camron has spent a number of years touring internationally with various musical theatre productions like Jersey Boys and Priscilla. He is is co-director of NowNowMusic, the company responsible for the distribution of Nuvo Instrumental products in South Africa. “I encountered the Nuvo Clarinéo a few years ago and was amazed at how easy the instrument was to play. I also liked the idea of being able to play from the same music that flutes and other C instruments play from. I was then introduced to the flutes and I was interested to see how Nuvo had made the process of learning these instruments much easier for children, and adults too! They can make a positive impact on music education in our country”

 Email: cam@nownowmusic.co.za

Justine Payant-Hebert

Music Teacher

School Pierre-Remy, LaSalle, Canada

From an early childhood, Justine was introduced to violin and played for over 15 years. As a teenager, she discovered her passion for classical singing and then earn a College degree. Later, she studied singing while continuing her musical training in private. But the music being so present, she returned to University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in music education. Justine has been a soloist on several occasions for Équi Vox choruses, among others, in the presentation of Purcell’s Didon and Aeneas opera. “Since this year she teaches and conduct a special Nuvo wind ensemble (Clarinéo , JSax and jFlutes) composed of elementary school fifth and sixth graders. Also, she uses the Dood and Toot in her regular teaching and LOVES IT! ”

Email: justine481@hotmail.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

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

Pam Barr

Flautist and Teacher

Cape Town, South Africa

Pam Barr is a professional flautist and teacher living in Noordhoek, Cape Town. Pam graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Mus Honors Degree in Flute Performance. As well as working in many facets of music education in both the United Kingdom and South Africa over the last twenty years, Pam now runs Wind Wizards, a wind program in South Africa giving children the opportunity to learn to play wind instruments in schools and private studios.  “I have been so inspired by the Nuvo range of instruments and have seen enthusiasm for music thrive amongst my students who are playing on Nuvo instruments. The Nuvo range is perfect for the South African music education environment as it allows greater accessibility for children from all communities to enjoy the benefits of playing a wind instrument”

Email: pam@wwizards.co.za

Website: www.wwizards.co.za