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Roy Stevens (1916 - 1988)
was a teacher of embouchure technique. His students included Don Ellis,
Maynard Ferguson and Lou
He was also a trumpeter with the Dorsey Brothers, Bunny Berigan, Benny Goodman and Coleman Hawkins.
William N. Costello was Roy Stevens
teacher. He developed the Costello Method. Costello also wrote 3 essays
concerning brass playing for the Metronome
Magazine in the mid 1930's. The essays have the titles:"You can
have good breath control and embouchure", "Only one correct way to play
aany brass instrument" and "Correct breath control for the brass
All 3 essays are in the appendix of the Stevens Costello book.
When Costello died, Roy
Stevens took over the rights to Costello's method and published it as: Stevens-Costello Triple C Embouchure
Technique, (edited by
Roy Stevens died of heart failure
October 24, 1988 in Riverdale, NY, at age 72.