This website is a hub for brass players seeking information about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. If you’ve not come across the Tongue Controlled Embouchure before then please read the What is TCE? page first.
Currently TCE-UK is owned and maintained by Bristol-based trumpet player Rich Colquhoun.
Rich is the UK’s leading proponent of the tongue controlled embouchure. He has worked with many professional and amateur players to help improve their trumpet playing and knowledge of the correct function of a brass player’s embouchure. Since beginning teaching the TCE online Rich has had pupils all over the UK as well as New York, Georgia, Arizona, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Israel and Vietnam.
Rich is also a pupil and friend of the acclaimed trumpeter Robert J. (Bahb) Civiletti, another proponent of the TCE and author/co-author of three books on the subject.
The FAQ page is there to answer your questions and dispel the myths and misinformation concerning this modern and ancient embouchure technique. Please submit comments and questions on the contact page.