I am not talking about pressure - that may not be good, but it works up to a point. I am not so concerned about it with my students. Focussing on KILLER breathing seems to remove the need for extreme pressure WITHOUT needing extra homework. It is just a case of economy. When someone starts posting here and brings up just about EVERYTHING that could be wrong, I usually expect that someone knowledgable is trying to provoke us (yes, there are enough people with time like that to waste and enough destructive energy). They sometimes are even quite accomplished players that just can't handle competition on the net. If this a real person with that many problems (they do exist), only personalized attention will solve the issue. My trumpet students have a clean C scale within 2 weeks after the first lesson, a clean double tongue after 2 months and a solid C above the staff within 18 months. Not because I am good, only because they pay attention and do what is good for themselves. THEY earn it, it is not a gift that I bestow. Heck, I even send them home if they don't come prepared! That preparation and constant monitoring make the experience really rewarding for all involved. There is no other way! Hitman needs to take his problems to a real decent player/teacher. That is where he will find what he needs.