I am a junior in highschool and am in the struggle of my life. This will be long but bare with me, I want to clear up the basics. Last year I decided a wanted to pursue a career as a performing musician. I had a lot going for me and I started taking from a very good, demanding teacher. Immediately I got great results. When summer came around he said it was time to take my playing to the next level, by "fixing" my embouchure. I had 100% faith in him, as a student should, and applied myself religiously to everything he taught me. But here I am, 8 months later as confused as day one. Since then I have switched to a new teacher with new beliefs and I am frustrated out of my mind. I need to get my act together by the time I need to apply for college, and I'm worried. I need help. I am looking to find someone who has been in my position. What did it take to achieve success? How did you cope with the emotional aspect? Why is it that for some, embouchure change can take weeks? what did they do right. ? My lips are more beaten up now after a 30 minute Clarke studies workout playing with literally no pressure and as softly as possible than the 4 hour practice sessions I used to do with what i admit was faulty mehanics. I'm starting to feel that hard work, desire, determination, and perseverance achieve nothing. I've consulted many professionals. What do I do?