All in order: 1. No. I'm used to learn things all by myself. I'm confident that with an intelligent approach everything is possible to achieve. Never had any success with any kind of teachers in my life to whatever area of human activity it applies. If it worked for me (anything) it worked. If it didn't work no teacher could help me. 2. No community bands in this country. 3. 41 years old. 4. From one hour to 1 hour and a half a day. 5. I guess I see what you are getting at with this question but first let me tell you this. I've played a clarinet before trumpet. After one year with the clarinet I had the full normal range up to high G and a decent speed. I enjoyed playing it but unfortunately I had a RSI in my right hand and I needed to pick up a different instrument as a replacement. I know how to play a saxophone but I wanted to learn the trumpet. Answering your question: I want to play music as a hobby. I like playing and enjoyng music. I like to play guitar very much also but it's a completely different instrument.