Why do people think TCE is bad?

There are a number of discussions you can find in forums on the web and blogs of players who religiously follow the teachings of one brass guru or another who try to talk about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. This is good; discussion is healthy; and at least if people are talking about an idea then that […]

Understanding Callet: The Wisdom Behind Superchops

Understanding Callet: The Wisdom Behind Superchops A discussion by Richard Colquhoun explaining┬áthe Tongue Controlled Embouchure for those who wish to develop informed opinions Introduction: Below you will find 2000 words explaining the fundamental teachings of Jerome Callet. The reason I feel this article is necessary is because as I browse the internet I repeatedly find […]

Methods and Mouthpieces – are you a hacker?

Here I present to you what may be the two most loaded topics in trumpet playing and pedagogy. It is often said that the instrument we chose to play says a lot about our personality. Another way of expressing this is that your instrument chooses you, not the other way around. This is the reason […]

A busy week

One of the things I’m most fortunate with in my work is that it is so rarely monotonous. Not only does teaching people of all ages present me with a wide range of challenges most weeks but, on top of that, being a multi-genre instrumentalist serves to keep me on my toes as well! In […]