Conrad Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation

Conrad Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation band played at the First Methodist Church in Torrance, CA this past Saturday... my friend Rick asked me to play with the church band so we could play with the Conrad band on a few tunes.... it was a lot of fun.... the young people in the band sounded great and I think we all had a lot of fun..... looking forward to the net time already.....

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Hollywood Clarinet Quartet

Hollywood Clarinet Quartet ...  Here are a few of the new songs from the Hollywood Clarinet Quartet. Members: Rheuben Allen B-Flat Clarinet Mike Vaccaro B-Flat Clarinet Joe Nazzaretta B-Flat Clarinet Greg Huckins Bass Clarinet The last song "Clarinet Quartet Noises by Gordon Goodwin features our friend David Stanton on lead clarinet.  This was the last recording made by David before he lost his battle with cancer....

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Vic Morosco

Victor Morosco Saxophonist, Composer, Educator has become the latest great musician to become a member of the Board of Advisors for the Rheuben Allen Education Foundation.  I have known Vic for longer than most of you have been alive and am very proud to have him on the board. Rheuben

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eMail from Boden

Dear Mr. Allen, When my mom told me I was getting my very own saxophone, I didn’t believe her, until yesterday when the box arrived. I opened it up and was so EXCITED to see this beautiful shiny awesome sax! I brought it to school today and played it in my band class, it sounded GREAT! It definitely a much better sound than the saxophone I had before. I also LOVE the convenient straps on the case! Thanks again!, Boden

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Hollywood Clarinet Quartet

The Hollywood Clarinet Quartet played a concert at the William Grant Stills Art Center for the summer clarinet students.  The kids were great and we had a lot of fun.

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Beyond the Bell – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

I went to a concert for LAUSD featuring several levels of school bands. Presented by Beyond the Bell and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The concert was at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The concert was outstanding form young kids to high school kids of all levels and they looked like they had fun. My friend Tony White and Dr. JB Dyas conducted the Thelonious Monk Institute/LAUSD All-City Combo and Big Band with Jane Montheit the combo and band sounded great.   **A side note... I parked on the street with my Disabled Person Placard in the ...

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Studies on FaceBook

I post the studies of different songs by many different artist on our FaceBook account. https://www.facebook.com/RheubenAllenEducationFoundationInc The purpose of these studies is to see the many ways different artist perform the same song.  Many of the artist perform in different styles of music.  It is good to listen to many different artist when you want to learn a song.. after listening then you can make it your own. 1st Study "Ain't' No Sunshine When She's Gone" 2nd Study "My Funny Valentine"  

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Joe Cocker – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone

Joe Cocker - Ain't No Sunshine –Up 4.16.16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5RDJFwI3I

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Study of Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Bill Withers

Posted 4.24.16 Study of "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone": What we are going to do in this study is hear many different artist play "Ain't No Sunshine When She"s Gone by Bill Withers I am going to start with Hill Withers: Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo You must click Read More to view YouTube video

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Music is sound

Music Education
Music is sound first and everything next.   When people ask what is music the first thing is it is sound... without a great sound there cannot be great music. It is important to listen to each note you play and what the sound is coming out the end of your instrument. Always Tone first!

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