Okay, wow. I'm sorry I haven't been on the site in a little while, and I clearly missed a lot of your comments. I apologize for that.\ I also apologize for clearly misleading a lot of you. I CAN play higher than a G- I can play up to high C or D sometimes. It's the consistency of tone quality and production that has me somewhat worried above G or A. Once again, I CAN, and DO, play up to a high C or D. I made it sound like I couldn't play anything above a G, and for that, I'm sorry. 10 years of lessons were not for naught, so do not worry. I have many of the mechanics down somewhat better than my classmates, and I constantly stress the importance of tone quality over arbitrary range. Yes, it's great if you can hit high notes, but if it sounds like crap, what's the point? Which is why I made this post- It's the tone quality and consistency that I'm worried about. I am certainly practicing more now and in the last year, both out of common sense and out of all of your and many others' advice. I have a regular routine. In reference to several of your posts (forgive me for not being specific), one of the biggest things I HAVEN'T been doing in my practice is getting the trumpet off my face, to give my lips a breather. Looking back at how I've been practicing, it seems exactly like an etude- lots of playing and technical stuff, but no rest for my lips, which is surely killing my endurance, which leads to things falling apart quicker than they should (i.e. Upper Range). Now, I realize many of you simply came to my post in hopes of helping me, and I thank you very much for that. However, I created this post to try and seek help, not create a debate over different theories and methods. This isn't the place for that. I think we can all agree to disagree, but that doesn't mean turning it into a debate, especially the unhealthy kind that this seems to be growing into. I just ask that you ONLY comment on the original post, or if you must comment on another's post, do so respectfully, by acknowledging the potential validity of their point of view and presenting their own. Once again, I CAN & DO PLAY UP TO HIGH C OR D REGULARLY, JUST NOT WITH CONSISTENT QUALITY. I am not some 4th-grade level player who miraculously made it into college. I have a host of expert professional teachers to whom I can talk at anytime, and they have all addressed the problems many of you think they haven't. It's the effort to change bad habits on my part that needs an overhaul. Thank you again for all of your help. I apologize for the rant, but I needed to clear a few things up so I don't get irrelevant help.