The first thing I asked was what song the first year trumpet student wanted to play ... and I got some very good answers. My next question was, "Can you play that song?" The answer was NO! I asked why not, and the answer was ... I don't know how. The "how" is my effort to get them to play their song. Always remember the song they wanted to play! If you don't have the music, get it. More often the music they want to play has many elements of what you want them to learn and is a great teaching tool if used frequently and augmented from the texts.