I brought up some second-hand Ghitalla teachings in the EC forum awhile back, and a TMer, trumpettrax, PMd me asking if I would expound on his method. I'm wise enough to recognize, however, that I am not a Trumpet Master. I am a mere novice still grappling with a few issues of tone production, and what's more, I never studied with him directly, just from a couple of his former students. In the context of my earlier post that mentioned him--how to start a student--I was referring to the embrochure efficiency that many of his students demonstrate: finding the optimal position of the lips that will allow for the greatest flexibility. I also have collected, here and there, photocopies of many expanding-interval exercises originating from his studio that are designed to test and facilitate efficient flexibility. My reason for posting, however, is that I'm sure there are several former U of M, Rice, or Boston-area players on this board, and perhaps this thread could serve as a place that they could address some aspects or tenets of his pedagogy. I'd be eager to learn more as well. Thank!