Category: Announcements

Of course we need you help

it goes without saying all nonprofits need help from the outside…. we are no exception….. any amount you can donate will help us introduce the joy of paying a musical instrument to a young person…..No one that works for RAMEF takes any money… that includes me Rheuben…. I pay for the rent, utilities etc. all […]

Music & Language Skills

Language skills Studies also show that young children who participate in music classes have improved speech development and learn to read more easily. Learning music helps to develop the left side of the brain (related to language and reasoning), assists with sound recognition, and teaches rhythm and rhyme.


Practice #1 It is important to practice some everyday…. 2 hours on Saturday and none on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday does not really help you learn and instrument…. your embouchure forgets things, you forget things and you cannot build the ability to play for any length of time. *Technique is not an option… if you […]

Ernie Fields Jr. New Board Member of RAEF

Ernie is the newest member of the Board of Directors for the Rheuben Allen Music Education Foundation. I am very happy to call him my friend. Ernie has donated over $30,000.00 worth of instruments to local Non-Profits through RAEF. Ernie has shown a great love for getting young people to play acoustic musical instruments…. The […]

Saxophone Tone Boosters

This Sax Tone Booster is also known as the “Hollywood Tone Booster” I think because no one could spell Naujoks.. They have a great response and have been used by many of the great saxophone players of all time….

Mouthpiece Position on the Soprano Saxophone

Mouthpiece Position on the Soprano Saxophone: It is very important that the mouthpiece be pushed in or down on the neck cork a good amount for the soprano to play properly… this will of course vary a little but most players do not push the mouthpiece on the cork far enough.. The length of the […]

Practice 30 Club

Join our practice 30 club…. just join our email list and practice 30 minutes a day for 6 month and you will get a T-Shirt with our Practice 30 Club logo….We will use the honor system… but the time does not start until yoiu join our email list…

Good repairman

If you are in the area and need help then you need to see Jim ABOUT THE OWNER JIM GERMANN Background Jim Germann is a professional woodwind musician, playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone with a degree from Berklee College of Music in composition. While performing as a musician in Los Angeles, Jim worked with Oleg Garbuzov, […]


It is very important to remember that good practice habits are the only thing that will really improve your playing. New instruments can be great, new mouthpiece can be great but in the end you must practice… it is so important to get to know the instrument and mouthpiece you are playing…. learn what they […]

Tea Kittle Reg. Pip

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman 7.9.20: This is what was called the “Tea Kittle” register tube that Selmer had for a while…. It had two holes in the register pip.. both oblong… this really helped clear up the A above the staff on both altos and tenors… really good for the tenor…. I do not […]