Franklin, it is not a miracle and it is not hard. What is hard is unlearning bad playing habits. A high C is also not graduation or cum laude. It is simply the results of a simple process that requires a certain amount of dedication and playing opportunities that are not in the way of the building process. Summer marching band is a classic example. Kids without the proper base get parts that require them to play higher than they can so what to they do? Twist their face, apply massive amounts of pressure and squeeze every last drop of blood out of the lips. It can't work. Trumpet is not more difficult than learning a language. If you have exposure to proper speakers and are not forced into a situation where you will most likely fail, things simply work out. Even without having details, I know what KidOfCotton has for a problem. I also know that the internet can't fix it - not for summer vacation in any case.