Bass Trombone Tutor, Teacher
Marcus R. has over 40 years experience as a professional brass player and teacher since his musical training at the Royal Military School of Music at Knelller Hall near Twickenham.
For over 12 years he combined teaching brass playing for Surrey County Council and private schools with his career as a professional performer on the trombone. Professional engagements have included stints with the NYJO, performing on QE2 cruises, appearing in ‘Chicago’ in the West End and numerous Radio and TV sessions. He has played with, and is recognised by, some of the very best players in the UK.
Marcus offers one to one tuition, covering all aspects of brass playing, on trumpet, cornet, trombone, french horn and euphonium. This tuition can be for any level of player from beginner through to professional instrumentalist. He also offers specialist embouchure assessment, development and rescue services, and also offers his one to one tuition and specialist services online via Skype or Facetime.
Marcus also gives clinics, lectures and workshops to larger groups of players covering aspects of brass playing and the embouchure. Most recently he has talked at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for the British Trombone Society, and also a day workshop for Warwick County Music Service.
Marcus is a Signed Artist and Clinician for Michael Rath Trombones. He still plays and records as a solo artist and is member of the Jazz Colussus group and also the Musical Director of The Rutland Big Band. He written many articles on the embouchure and brass playing for magazines such as The Brass Herald and Brass Band World , and has also developed the unique STRATOS embouchure system for all brass players.