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Nick Stoubis and Allen Hinds -Educational Roundtable- Flo Guitar Enthusiasts Radio Show: May 27th, 2013

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Jeff and Scott speak to two professors, Nick Stoubis and Allen Hinds, from two of the biggest and most popular music schools in the nation.   They will talk about each school’s curriculum, courses, and how the changing music industry has affected each of their schools.

Nick Stoubis, University of Southern California

Nick Stoubis, University of Southern California

Nick Stoubis keeps an active professional career as a performer, composer, session-player, transcriber, author and educator. He is a professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA where he has taught since 1997. He has co-authored four books with Mel Bay Publications, including: GUITAR FOR STUDENTS: A Method for the Classroom and Private Student, PLAYING THE BLUES: Blues Rhythm Guitar, FINGERBOARD MASTERY: Scales and Arpeggios, Book One and FINGERBOARD MASTERY: Scales and Arpeggios, Book Two.

As a solo recording artist he released MOSAIC: The Music of Greece; an instrumental Greek music recording for Aegis Infinity Records and is in the works for releasing a new solo album featuring his guitar playing slated for the fall of 2013. He also composes and records music for television which can be heard on networks such as NBC, CBS, Fox, Univision, Showtime, TVland, Lifetime, GSN, SyFy, Oxygen Animal Planet, TLC, OWN, SyFy, Spike, Nat Geo WILD and TBS among others.

 Allen Hinds, Musician's Institute

Allen Hinds, Musician’s Institute

A native of Auburn, Alabama, Allen was exposed to blues and R&B at an early age. Moving into jazz and fusion in his teens, he attended Berklee College of Music and shortly after, moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute, where he has remained on staff to the present. Allen also teaches at a new school called Shepherd University where he teaches with Abraham Laboriel, Otmaro Ruiz and Jimmy Branley.

Allen has a touch that most guitarists would kill for. Utilizing influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to the Beatles,Duane Allman to Alan Holdsworth.. his style is exciting and eclectic.

He has performed and/or recorded with jazz and R&B luminaries including Randy Crawford, Gino Vannelli, Patti Austin, Roberta Flack, BeBe and CeCe Winan, The Crusaders, Bobby Caldwell, James Ingram, Marilyn Scott, Eric Marienthal, Boney James, Marc Antoine, and many, many others.

Looking for “more” Allen began recording his own music several years ago….all to critical acclaim by musicians and magazines worldwide, his c.d.s “fact of the Matter”, “Beyond it All”, “Falling Up”, and “Monkeys and Slides” are available on I-Tunes, Amazon, and C.D.

His c.d’s feature and amazing array of musicians..such as Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Babko, Dave Hooper, Matt Rhodi, JV Collier, Randy Crawford, Tolak Olestaad, Jimmy Earl, Jimmy Haslip, Will Kennedy,Reinhardt Melz, Mark McMilllen, Roberto Vally, Dave Hughes,.Hanz Zurmuellan, Joey Heredia, Brian Simpson, and many others……

On staff at “Musician’s Institute”, Allen offers a musical blend of jazz, blues, and rock with a “grassroots” style. Although one might hear guitar influences like Ry Cooder to Pat Metheny, Robben Ford to Alan Holdsworth.

Allen has also done clinics and master classes worldwide, concentrating on legato technique and slide playing, as well as common problem solving for young and aspiring guitarists. His approach is thorough and contemporary.

Being an active studio musician as well as live performer, he has written songs for Larry Carlton, Patti Austin, Jeff Kashiwa as well as many new cable t.v. shows.. “Duck Dynasty”, “Pawn Stars”, “Build it Bigger”, “Son’s of Gun”..just to name a few.

Allen’s endorsements include Ernie Ball,Curt Mangan strings, Fulltone,Anthology Gear, Hermida, Line 6, Bogner, and Xotic pedals.

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