Building An Online School

Work has begun on writing a programme and making materials for a series of online courses that anybody can take to learn the TCE. In the last year I have made a bit of online content and used Patreon as a means of communicating with pupils willing to subscribe to the service. I’ve found, however, that this is not an effective way to people to learn and so I’m moving on. Current plans have the programme split into four courses, each of which contains a series of lessons, videos, and practice materials. There will also be a forum for students to discuss the course material, share their ideas and hopefully grow a bit of a community. More news to follow once things are up and rolling!

Exploring The Double Pedal Register Book Out Now!

I have just released my new book about learning to play in the double pedal register.

It features a description of how to learn to play in the Einsetzen position, plus a range of new exercises designed for embouchure development and daily warm-ups. There is an explanation about Jerome Callet’s Trumpet Yoga book and a description of how it compares to the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. No other book like this exists on the market!

It is currently on sale for in eBook form for £20.00 and can be bought using PayPal in the Trumpet Planet Store. Hard copies available for £35.00 on request.

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Skype Lessons Are Go!

Rich has been giving lessons about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure over Skype and everything is going great! After only a couple sessions pupils report development in their abilities and have a clear path of what to practise in order to meet their goals.

Because learning the TCE is now a clearly structured course of learning material, coupled with logical explanations of how to get the best results from your playing, you too could notice vast improvements in your playing by taking some lessons over Skype.

Not sure about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure? Get in touch and ask some questions! Sometimes just being more knowledgeable about a subject can help you to make better decisions without dramatic changes to your technique or style.

I look forward to hearing from you! Please use the Contact button above, or email


TCE Power Training Book Out Now!

A couple weeks ago Robert J. (Bahb) Civiletti and Niranjan (Nini) Wijewickrema published a new book about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. It is packed full of historical information about playing with the tongue between the teeth as well as 170 pages of exercises and drills to build and maintain a virtuoso embouchure. Below you can read my review of that book, which is published on Bahb’s website ( The new book can be bought on that website for only $65.

“Finally a book that deeply explains (with citations) the historical narrative and modern-day relevance of the tongue controlled embouchure! All of that coupled with exercises that provide a true brass-player’s workout whilst teaching you to play correctly and develop awareness of your chops – this book is a game-changer in understanding how to become a proper virtuoso musician. There is no nonsense in this approach to playing; no time wasted on gimmicks or bravado strength building; just sensible development of the key aspects of embouchure control and real power.I have had this book for two weeks and the exercises have already added another level to my development. All aspects of the TCE are combined into efficient tools that train your embouchure and easily show any weaknesses.

I wish to congratulate both Robert (Bahb) and Niranjan (Nini) on this compilation of knowledge. Hopefully the brass community will embrace your wisdom and bring about another golden age of brass music!”


New Website

This website is new! The news page is here to announce up-coming talks, concerts or masterclasses relating to teachers of the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. Subscribe on to receive updates to this site.