In Memory of Remo Belli (1927-2016)

Jan.Feb08 RemoJPOne sunny day in June 2007 I received the call that Remo Belli wanted to visit me in Las Vegas to see what I was doing. I felt like the U.S. President was descending upon me. Las Vegas is not only home to many teachers and entertainers using Remo drums and drumheads, but it was also Remo’s home in the 1940’s when he played in Las Vegas shows. When he arrived we visited sites where I had music therapy contracts. The most notable site was Child Haven, at the time home to 120 abused and neglected children. Our music therapist Rachel Saines talked to Remo about her work with the children, and said emphatically, “If you could just make drums that are NOT SO LOUD! I’m losing my voice trying to work with these children!”  And ~ voila ~ the Not So Loud Drum series was born!  Now evolved into Comfort Sound Technology, Remo Belli harnessed his powerful team of engineers, developers, music educators and music therapists to intensely investigate optimal sound quality and applications.

This is just one example of many I have personally experienced, echoing others’ sentiments a million-fold about Remo’s ability to seek out new ways to make a difference in people’s lives all over planet Earth. He truly loved mixing a good time with business, making new friends continuously.  At Music 4 Life® we are grateful for his love, support, and mentoring with the establishment (2011) of the Las Vegas REMO RMC-Recreation Music Center.

“The skies opened and a few percussive minutes of rain, hail and thunder were followed by sunshine as Remo Belli traversed the bounds of this earth and apparently shook up the heavenly choirs with a beat! His beloved wife Ami Belli, MD, said it was as if heaven’s gates opened and Remo started a drum circle!”  — Alyssa Janney, REMO Health Program Development & Marketing Manager

Remo, rest in peace, you earned your gold wings to soar into new frontiers beyond our comprehension.

Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, Founder, Music 4 Life, Inc.

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2016 Drum Circles

FAVE drum circle line-up this year feature Ann Vannoy, Jeffrey Trower/Community Productions, and Judith Pinkerton! Check the online calendar for admission fees, dates and times, or print out the monthly calendar.

Sacred Rhythms – This sacred circle merges drumming rhythms, meditation and insights to honor connections with loved ones who have passed or may be ill. Facilitated by music therapist Judith Pinkerton who guides you into embracing life. If desired, bring memorabilia of your loved ones to share in the circle.

HealthRHYTHMS – Relax & have fun playing drums creating “in the moment” music & rhythms with REMO HealthRHYTHMS trained drum circle facilitators.  HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming protocol which has demonstrated significant health benefits, including a boost to the immune system, reduction in stress & burnout rates, and an improvement in mood states.

World Beat Drum Circle & Sound Bath – Featuring Jeffrey Trower and Ann Vannoy,  drum in the best beats to keep you centered, peace-filled and energized featuring world instruments such as singing bowls, gong, and more!

Women’s Drum Circle – Calling all women and girls to drum in community, relieve stress, build self-esteem and support wellness! No experience necessary and everyone has something to offer the circle, facilitated by Ann Vannoy, who started the REMO Recreation Music Center Women’s Drum Circle in 2008 which is still going strong!

Kids Rhythm Club – Kids of all ages- with special abilities inclusion – explore instruments through rhythm with Ann Vannoy and Judith Pinkerton facilitating! Respite vouchers accepted.

Mommy & ME – 3-4-5 year olds with Daddy or other relative welcome to explore rhythm and melody using instruments to build from your child’s natural love of music. Rhythm with imaginative play activities nurture your child’s development. Facilitator Ann Vannoy fosters music appreciation to form a foundation for formal music instruction in the future.

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2015 Summer Weekly Themed Drum Circles

With the hot summer heat approaching, playing indoors where it’s cooler is a great idea! Visit our 2015 calendar for monthly themed drum circles coordinated by Jeffrey Trower, Music 4 Life® Drum Circle Coordinator.

Sacred Rhythms (honoring connections with loved ones, alive and who have transitioned)

HealthRHYTHMS (research-based group empowerment drumming)

Drum n Dance (women only cabaret style belly dancing with Goldie)

Energy Balancing, Meditating and Drumming (with Goldie)

Community Drum Circle (rotating featured guests – enter the raffle to win a REMO drum!)


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Kickstart Drum Circle

Join us for the KICKSTART DRUM CIRCLE with special guest Ashley Michaud who can play the longest note you’ve ever heard on the didgeridoo!


Friday, January 30

6:00-8:00 PM

Suggested $10 donation

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Jeffrey Trower Joins Music 4 Life Staff

We welcome Jeffrey Trower who now coordinates all drum circles at Music 4 Life! Jeffrey is a trained HealthRHYTHMS facilitator and a community igniter with lively, fun, meaningful events. His Community Productions group is seen regularly at First Friday’s with the Rolling Rhythm Cart.


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Djembe Drumming

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Learn technique and layering rhythmic patterns exploring the many sounds of the djembe.

REMO drums provided or bring your own.

$10-15/class non-members

FREE for Music 4 Life® Health Club members – become a member!

Check Thursdays’ schedule for drumSPEAK with L.A., HealthRHYTHMS with Judith Pinkerton, the Power of One Rhythm with G Eric Miles, Happy Hour Drumming, and Women’s Sacred Drum Circle. 6:30-7:30pm

NOTE Saturdays’ schedule for Kids Rhythm Club and Community Drum Circle.

Location: Music 4 Life, Inc.
2975 South Rainbow Blvd, Suite B
Las Vegas, NV
Tel 702-889-2881

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Idris Hester, The Miracle Man, world-class percussionist, HealthRHYTHMS trained facilitator and Music 4 Life Lead Drum Circle Facilitator, developed the course DRUMMUNICATION: a Transformational Experience. When you want to transform your life conditions, thoughts and attitudes, enroll in DRUMMUNICATION for the journey inward that builds strength, positive living and long-lasting relationships.


Members – $15/class

NonMembers – $120 for 6 classes or $25/class

Mondays, Feb 10 – April 14, 2014

7:00pm – 8:30pm

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WIN a DRUM at Halloween Family Drum Fest 2013

VIDEO: Halloween 2012 Drum Circle Grows




We drummed in good spirits for Halloween at Music 4 Life®!

Several WINNERS of this ONE-OF-A-KIND Mickey Hart SKULL drum with mallet.

DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013

TIME: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Music 4 Life® Health Club, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite B, Las Vegas




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 Thank you REMO for these three commemorative sound shape drums honoring Mickey Hart’s 70th Birthday on 9-11-13!

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Arthur Hull Drum Circle Training – the RAP!

In Celebration of community ­building world­wide Village Music Circles, REMO inc. and Music 4 Life® are bringing legendary mu­sician and Drum Circle Facilitator, Arthur Hull, to Las Vegas, Nevada for an inspirational weekend of rhythm fun – the RAP – July 26-28, 2013.

During the RAP – Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop – Arthur teaches techniques for musicians and non­musicians to lead groups through recreational music making experiences with drums and percussion. For people looking for a unique way to motivate and lead groups, or for those wanting to express themselves through community inspired music­ making activities, this weekend experiential 15-hour training is the place to be.

Music 4 Life® Health Club & Training Center is hosting Arthur Hull’s RAP (West of the Las Vegas Strip &  I-15 ~ 4 miles) at Solutions Wellness Campus, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146.  MAP

All meals are on your own. We have a Cafe on Solutions Wellness Campus for Saturday lunch in the courtyard.

Arizona Charlie’s Hotel/Casino, Gold Coast Hotel/Casino, Orleans Hotel/Casino  or nongaming Club De Soleil All-Suite Resort are nearby (4-6miles; 6-15 minutes) at $35-87/night.

Register now for July 26-28, 2013.

Dates: Friday, July 26, 7-9pm; Saturday, July 27, 10am-10pm (includes meal breaks); Sunday, July 28, 11am-3pm, FREE Community Drum Circle 4-5:30pm  

Cost: $35 – July 26 only; $265 for 3 days

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Music 4 Life® Health Club GRAND OPENING

Grand Opening: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TIME: 4:00—7:00pm


Music 4 Life, Inc. on Solutions Wellness Campus

2975 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89146

RSVP: 702-889-2881

Free prizes, food, drink, drum circles,  Music Medicine Cove 10-minute lounge sessions, and vendors!

Become a vendor at only $115 + donating a prize. Print and share the event flyer and vendor form.

Discover how you can save 65-90% off program fees by becoming a member of the new Music 4 Life Health Club for as low as $20/month!

Wendy Cleek won the WEST MUSIC DRUM at the Dec 13 Open House! L.A., Music 4 Life Drum Circle Facilitator, congratulates Wendy on her good fortune!

Donations were required to enter the Holiday Happy Hour Drum Circle or Music Medicine Cove, and $100 along with canned food benefited Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Solutions Foundation.  Each donor received a drawing ticket to WIN THE DRUM.

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