I just started playing trumpet 2 months ago. Out of consideration to my neighbors and general embarrassment, I've been going to a public park at the beach during lunch to practice. I own a mute, but enjoy the sound much more playing without one. Today during practice a man came up to me, furious, cussing and calling me an inconsiderate prick for bothering him. Had this man come to me in a polite way, I would have tried to find somewhere else to play. As it is, I don't want to leave just because someone yells at me. I'm pretty sure it's legal to play the trumpet in a public park at noon, but I'm not sure of the local laws. Has anyone else encountered this kind of situation?