I had my first trumpet lesson in 27 years last evening! My comeback started last November, and while I have practiced at least an hour every day since then, I knew that significant improvement would require the input of an experienced player and teacher. Now I've got one! He reassured me that I was doing some things right, but gave me some specific things to work on, with direction as to how to work on them, which is what I needed. With the summer break ahead of me (I'm a school teacher), I will have lots of free time to practice. Life is good! Thanks to everybody on TM. This forum has been a great means of support and encouragement. Whether rank beginners, pros, and everybody in between, reading your comments and questions have helped keep me engaged with playing.