Building on his own experience following a serious stage accident and the development of the STRATOS Embouchure Training System, Marcus is able to help brass players develop or rescue their embouchure. This can include
- Impartial Embouchure Assessment (either face to face or online)
- Embouchure development or realignment to improve range, tone and power
- Rescue of a collapsed or mis-firing embouchure
- Treatment of more serious conditions e.g. Dystonia or “Musician’s Cramp”
as well as teaching good habits and techniques for playing and practice to avoid long term injury.
His experience and knowledge of this area was recognised when he invited to a meeting of the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) to discuss the benefits of using STRATOS to avoid mouth and lip injuries, and thereby aiding the longevity of a player’s career.
As with his Brass Teaching, Marcus offers these services over Skype and therefore you can discuss any playing issues, in confidence, from the privacy of your own home.
His clinics often provoke statements such as those below:
“… you are a genius Marcus (as well as the most patient man I have ever met).”
“My husband, at 83 years of age, thought his playing days were over. He could not hold a note for more than 2 beats before wobbling all over the place. BUT 3 lessons / 8 hours with you and the STRATOS and there is already a great improvement. His tone and range has improved immensely. So a huge thank you from both of us …”