Mr. Laureano, Huge Huge Fan of yours man! Love the Alpine! But to get to the point to why I'm postin' here is have you ever doubted yourself? I wanna play trumpet forever, but I don't know if I would be successful at it in the professional world. I just recently switched from a private school with an amazing orchestra/ band program to this piece of crap high school which doesn't even have a JAZZ BAND! This is like to fourth tier of high schools. I mean come on! But to the point... You went to Julliard. Throughout that time when you decided to play trumpet for a livin did you ever doubt that you could make it? Do you know others who've ever doubted themselves? Thanks, I am Trumpet I'm kinda new to this. Is this kind of like a Dear Abby for trumpet? And if it is, very cool man.