He made more improvement in his first 2 or 3 lessons than he made in the 7 years I had known him.This interested me so I started taking lessons from Jake.
The experiences that most influenced my books center around the following people: My first teacher was Arthur Ford. He was also an engineer and had designed some instruments for Conn in the 40's and 50's. I realized that some of what Farkas wrote about in his book (about aperture control) actually was taught by Stevens. He had learned the Maggio method and wanted to see how it compared to the Stevens that I played. I did an unneeded embouchure change for the sake of an experiment.
Here I am, a long time student of Claude Gordon and what's my problem?? Pops diagnosed me right away and helped me out tremendously in a short time. ~I think you're doing a great service for the brass community.
I once heard that the art of teaching is in finding out how to explain the same thing in different ways to have it hit home for each individual student.
I've also gone over hundreds of method books as well as over 1,000 articles.
These studies covered all major trumpet embouchures & more than 700 stock mouthpieces.