Just so you know I only want you to do good and have good results. I am not trying to bust your chop's rather I am trying to be a voice of reason. The trumpet is too beautiful and powerful to not aim for your best possable outcome with reguards to learning to play it! I never said you should pay anyone. I said you should informaly get a friend that plays trumpet to listen to you and give you some one on one advise or talk with your band director. Good Luck and God Bless!!! P.S. If ever God had an instrument it would be trumpet!!! No offense to your alto sax but when was the last time Kings and rotalty where announced with a SAX when is the last time Walls where brought down with a Sax!!! So you do not want to make the big guy upset!!! WINK!