In 2012 Rich Willey was part of an organized pedagogy panel at the Brass Conference. The panel examined the teachings of Claude Gordon, Jimmy Stamp, Bill Adam, and Donald Reinhardt as Jeff Purtle moderated questions that compared and contrasted these four unique views represented by longtime students of each of these teachers. This and all the other conference sessions were captured on video, streamed live, and will be made available on this site in the future.
Read this book and Claude Gordon's Brass Playing Is No Harder Than Deep Breathing book to get and accurate understanding of how the Claude Gordon concepts provide a way to understand all other methods and what the universal truths of brass playing are.
Rich studied with Dr. Donald Reinhardt for a long time and was an appropriate representative of The Pivot System point of view. Rich Wiley also is an accomplished trumpet player, having played the second trumpet jazz chair with Maynard Ferguson, written several books, and his jazz combo performs regularly at Asheville, North Carolina's famous Grove Park Inn.