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!
The Nuvo Clarineo is a clarinet in the key of C and is perfect for beginners of all ages. As the instrument is much lighter and smaller than a Bb clarinet, finger stretches are shorter, and the tone holes are smaller. This all bodes well for players with smaller hands, will reduce fatigue and encourage more practice.
The Clarineo has a rich and mellow tone and a 3.5 octave range - that's enough to play Mozart's Clarinet Concerto!. And, although it is in the key of C which allows the player to join in with an ensemble of any other Nuvo or C instrument, the fingering is the same as a standard Bb clarinet, so the transition is quick and easy once the student is ready.
Now comes fitted with new integral ligature, easy to open with one hand. It remains compatible with Nuvo’s plastic reeds in 1, 1.5 and 2 strength, the Legere Viib or cane Eb size clarinet reeds and now also soprano saxophone reeds.
Replacing the original bayonet fitting bell, Nuvo now have a silicone bell similar to the “Straighten your jSax” bell for additional durability
Easy to clean
Nuvo instruments are easy to clean and sanitise. For a quick clean, simply spray with an appropriate woodwind disinfectant, leave for a 20 seconds or more then wipe with a dry cloth. When your instrument needs a deeper clean you can bathe it in warm soapy water and leave to dry on a towel. This will remove a build up of dirt or grime in any part of the instrument and get rid of any unwanted bacteria without the need to take it apart or for expensive cleaning equipment.
Built to last
Made from durable plastic and silicone, Nuvo instruments are built to last. Nuvo actively encourages players to pass on their instrument to another beginner once they have moved on to their next instrument, so if looked after well, your instrument could last you through many new players! Maintenance is also simple, with readily available spare parts and simple instructions for fitting and repair.
Durable keywork & self leveling pads
The new silicone pads create improved reliability and even seating. Also, unlike the silver keycaps on the original model, this generation model features silicone keycaps for extra comfort and grip - they are even coloured to match the trim of your instrument.
Perfect in the classroom
As the Clarineo is in the key of C, it allows it to be played with other C instruments, such the rest of the Nuvo range. Along with traditional repertoire, there are a lot of learning materials available on the Windstars website. You will also find ensemble pieces for combinations of Nuvo instruments including the jFlute, jSax, DooD and TooT. This is perfect for a small class ensemble - you can even make your own Nuvo orchestra!
Case & accessories
The new sleek case is fastened with two sturdy press studs as well as a patch of hook and loop fabric to keep your instrument secure whilst also making it quick and easy to get out ready to play in no time. It is also also reduced in size to make it much more child friendly. In the case, as well as your Clarineo, you are provided with O-ring grease, a cleaning swab, and fingering chart. The Clarineo also comes with 2 durable synthetic reeds and 1 cane reed, although it can be paired with any Eb clarinet reed of your choosing.
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.
Looking after your Nuvo instrument
Although Nuvo instruments require very little maintenance, if you ever need to change a part it is easy to do yourself. Watch the video below for some detailed instructions from the manufacturer....