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If you have issues with your brass playing, you’re in the right place.

Stratos – Giving Strategic Help For All Brass Players.

If you are reading this, then the chances are you are looking for help with your embouchure. You are in the right place.

The correct alignment of your ‘Playing Machinery’ is essential if you want to enjoy years of painless and healthy brass playing.

You also need stamina and a good range that will last for years.

Stratos to the Rescue!

I am a brass instrument tutor of over 40 years experience in both the private and local government sectors. As well as general brass teaching, I also specialise in embouchure development and rescue for brass players. Building on my experience as a teacher and professional musician I am also the creator of the unique STRATOS Embouchure System. I am also an author of ‘Range without Resistance’. Stratos Encore Pro is an adaptable and adjustable embouchure system that can be fitted to virtually all brass instruments to help players adapt and improve their embouchure. I have also written a series of articles on the brass embouchure which have been published in Brass Band World, Brass Herald and British Trombone Society Magazine.

As a professional musician I have over 30 years experience of recording music and performing live, both as a lead trombonist and a solo artist. I also have many years experience in the role of musical director for several big bands and brass ensembles. I currently play a Rath R12 trombone which I co-developed with Michael Rath Trombones.

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