Trumpetaddict, join a regional youth group that has a high musical standard. There happens to be one in your area. About BYO It should be a high priority for you to get into a group like this as quickly as possible. Once you see how good the other students are, and if you have what it takes, your progress will increase rapidly. Another advantage to joining a group like this is that you probably will quickly find out from the other players that, contrary to your belief, there actually are fine instructors in Southeastern Virginia.