What is the Stevens-Costello Embouchure Technique?
non-pressure system of brass playing based on physical laws of the embouchure
setup; that when used with proper air compression and direction can produce
an unlimited range. There is no other system out there that gives you the “notes” on
a brass instrument before one develops the rudiments of music. It contradicts
the evolutionary way of “building chops for years”.
It was founded by William Costello in the 1930’s and later taught by Roy Stevens until 1989 in New York City. The concepts of the Costello systems have been used by trumpeters and brass players worldwide for decades, helping those with embouchure problems and developing others to become great lead players.
Now available to all trumpet players in DVD, it is presented by Dr. Alan
Geller, student of Roy Stevens. The revised book of the Complete Stevens-Costello
Embouchure Technique and Embouchure Trouble and Self Analysis accompanies
it, edited by William Moriarity , close friend and student of Roy Stevens.