Introducing the Nuvo WindStars2 Classroom set
Written by Brittany Bauman and edited by Robert Sheldon, the WindStars Series is a simple, effective, and affordable way for elementary school kids to experience the joy of playing music together. Through WindStars, children learn to play a musical instrument and develop a life-long love of music at an early age.
WindStars is a book based program with supporting materials including videos, backing tracks and print files available to download for free at Nuvo WindStars. The instructional videos are also available on the WindStars YouTube channel. The WindStars curriculum has been completely designed with teachers in mind, even if the teacher is not a woodwind or brass specialist – the teacher book and website will tell you everything you need to know!
This flexible general music teaching method can be adapted to work alongside any existing music program, or as a standalone complete package. The methodology takes a standards-based, whole child approach with a focus on engaging and joyful musical experiences coupled with transferable instrumental skills which will be useful in later musical life.
WindStars is a 3-level program which can be easily adapted to fit into existing programs:
WindStars2 is suitable for Clarineo, jFlute, jHorn and jSax, aimed at students from 6 – 10 years old. Completion of WindStars1 or a general musical introduction are recommended before beginning this course.
In Transition to Notation, the second instalment of the WindStars program, the skills acquired in WindStars1 and/or general musical education serve as the foundation for the course. Students transition to standard musical notation. Essential woodwind and brass skills are introduced and reinforced throughout.
The WindStars2 pack consists of:
- 3 x N120CL Clarineo
- 3x N220JF jFlute
- 2x N520J jSax
- 1x N610HHBBK jHorn in black
- 1x NWS2TB Teacher book
- 1x NWS2SB Student book
Have you seen the Nuvo Windstars books?
Windstar aim to offer a simple, effective, and affordable way for junior school 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 are able to play a musical instrument and develop a life-long love for music at an early age.
Windstars have three different levels to work through. You can start with Level 1 and progress through the stages at your own pace.
Click HERE to view the full range of Nuvo Windstars books.