A fun new wind instrument that blends the simplicity of recorder with the sound of a saxophone.

Have fun making music!

Now there's an instrument simple and durable enough to take anywhere. Just blow into it and have fun making this wind instrument sing! More powerful than it looks, the Venova can also handle delicate melodies. The more you play, the more you'll discover its wide expressive range.

With your Venova, the music and smiles never stop!

Light and compact – you can take it anywhere

Whether out for the day or going on a trip, it’s easy to carry. And with the Venova you'll have more fun!

Low maintenance and easy to clean

Liven up the mood wherever you go—at the beach, a BBQ, or out camping. Caught in the rain? No problem, the Venova can get wet and keep playing!

Play casually with friends, at music sessions or even live performances

Venova lets you blast powerful notes or produce beautiful soft melodies, offering a rich range of musical expression. As versatile as the performer, it’s great for any type of music.


Sound and size made possible by innovative technologies

Yamaha developed a unique branched pipe structure and meandering pipe design that give the Venova a surprisingly rich saxophone-like tone and an amazingly compact size.

Lightweight, compact design that's easy to carry

Just 18 inches long and weighs less than half a pound (20 inches and under 2 pounds including the case)!

Made from durable materials

The durable ABS resin body is water washable, with a simple structure that’ s easy to clean.

Easy fingering similar to a recorder

The fingering is simple and easy even for beginners.

A rich, expressive tone that plays naturally

Like the saxophone, the Venova is a single-reed instrument that sounds different depending on how hard or soft you blow. The fully chromatic two-octave range lets you enjoy playing a wide variety of tunes.


Venova Jam Session

Hear what the Venova can do

Professional artists Kenta Fukui (Sax), Kei Suzuki (Sax), and Naoyuki Takano (Clarinet) give the Venova a workout to show its potential.

The score for this original song "Venova Jam Session“ can be downloaded here:

Getting Started

Master the basics and enjoy playing!

Let's play Venova!

These videos provide important tips on how to hold and play the Venova. In addition, the Owner's Manual and "Let's Play Venova!" guidebook include tips on posture, sound production, and controlling pitch and tone. "Let's Play Venova" also contains sample songs to help you get started. Even those who are completely new to wind instruments can have fun while learning.


The Venova has been recognized for its innovative design.

Venova Receives 2017 Good Design Grand Award

The Venova won the Good Design Grand Award in the "Good Design Award 2017" competition. This is the first time that Yamaha has won the top Good Design Grand Award. In addition, this is the first time that a musical instrument has received the top award.

Design for Asia Award

Received a Grand Award with Special Mention 2018

German Design Award 2019

Received a German Design Award