Who We Are


We are a passionate team of Music Educators who believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in music at an early age.  The WindStars Program provides the framework and resources for a new wave of pre-band instrumental music classes which we hope will excite you as a teacher as well as inspire kids to embrace music throughout their education and beyond.  


Brittany Bauman is the Music Education Director for Nuvo Instrumental. She is the author and co-creator of the WINDSTARS LEVELS 1-3 pre-band curriculum focused on bridging the instrumental gap between the recorder and beginning band (Winner of NAMM: "Best Tools for Schools" and "Best in Show"). Through her own pre-band teaching experiences and consultations with current music educators, Brittany is a pioneer in this newly emerging area of music education. Brittany guides new pre-band educators in workshops demonstrating activities that fuse general music with beginning instrumental instruction, addressing all learning modalities. You can find Brittany sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge internationally at teacher training workshops and music education conferences. 

Before she began her intensive work in pre-band, Brittany taught elementary general music, chorus, and beginning woodwinds in New England for over a decade. Brittany completed her M.M. in Music Education from Kent State University with an emphasis in general and instrumental music. She also has training in Dalcroze, Conversational Solfege, Orff Schulwerk, World Music Drumming, and Kindermusik.

If you are already an established pre-band educator, Brittany would love to connect with you to learn more about your program and support you as needed. If you are a new pre-band educator, Brittany would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to connect with Brittany, she invites you to email her.

Robert Sheldon has taught instrumental music in the Florida and Illinois public schools, and has served on the faculty at Florida State University where he taught conducting and instrumental music education classes, and directed the university bands. As Director of Concert Band Publications for Alfred Music, he maintains an active composition and conducting schedule, and regularly accepts commissions for new works. Sheldon received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Miami and the Master of Fine Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida.

An internationally recognized clinician, Sheldon has conducted numerous Regional and All-State Honor Bands throughout the United States and abroad. His teaching career included 28 years in the Florida and Illinois public schools as well as at the University of Florida, Florida State University, Illinois Central College and Bradley University. He also held positions as conductor of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra in Gainesville, Florida and the Prairie Wind Ensemble in East Peoria, Illinois. He maintains membership in several organizations that promote music and music education.  He is lead author for the SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR BAND method books, and is a co-author for the MEASURES OF SUCCESS Volume 1 method book and the SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR STRINGS method books.

Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich is a widely experienced and respected Music Educator with extensive training and teaching experience at all levels. She is the co-creator of the award winning WINDSTARS LEVEL 1 pre-band curriculum (Winner of NAMM: "Best Tools for Schools" and "Best in Show").

As an early adopter of NUVO instruments for outreach programs in Miami, Cassandra became a passionate believer and supporter of the WindStars program and has been instrumental in the design, development and implementation of the concept.

Cassandra is on the Flute and Music Education faculty at Slippery Rock University and is lead teacher for the SRU Early Childhood Music Community Engagement initiative. She has performed and recorded extensively and is currently Chair of the National Flute Associations Pedogogy Committee. 

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