A super lightweight instrument pitched in the key of C, this 100% waterproof and very easy to take care of Clarineo is fantastic for youngsters looking to get into the world of clarinets but don't know where to start.
Another exciting advancement in the woodwind world from Nuvo, this is the closest you'll get to a "real" clarinet whilst still having all the benefits of a plastic, beginner-orientated instrument - i.e. difficult to damage, designed to be light and easy to play, and on the smaller side, making it much easier for little hands and little fingers to reach all the holes.
Pitched in the key of C, there's no need to worry about transposition here, which means you can play along to all music written for voice, piano, guitar, recorder, flute etc. without having to trasnpose. And the materials used in the construction means it's easy to clean - warm soapy water is all you need. The tuning is very consistent as plastic doesn't warp as much as wood, and the plastic reeds make a great sound whilst being a LOT more durable than wooden reeds (a massive bonus for child-learners, as they can get through a lot of reeds!).
It comes with everything you need to get started, and there are videos on the nuvo site to help you learn how to put it together and how to upgrade to wooden reeds.
All in all, it's a great option for those who've always been curious about playing the clarinet, but aren't ready to dive in and get a student Bb model just yet. It's also perfect for anyone who likes to play outside (it's weatherproof!), or someone who likes to play with other concert-pitch instruments like piano and guitar, as it saves you the headache of transposing everything!
The Clarinéo is a clarinet in the key of C. It is made from lightweight polymer resins which makes it easy to handle, extremely durable and 100% waterproof. It is assembled from just 3 parts which makes it quick and easy to set up and put away at the beginning and end of lessons.
The Standard Clarineo kit includes the instrument as well as a fingering chart, mouthpiece cap, spare cane reed and spare plastic reed, cleaning pull through cloth, o-ring grease and introduction leaflet. It comes in a padded case.
Ideal for young starters ages 4-12 years
Seamless transition to standard Bb Clarinet
Shorter finger stretches and smaller tone holes
Adjustable thumb rest
Durable Nuvo plastic reeds for beginners
In the key of C and fully chromatic
Plays 3.5 octaves