I practise for around 2 hours each evening in my room with the door shut as far away from everyone else as I can possibly get. I live with my parents and my younger brother, who also plays the trumpet. My Dad has tonight told me that he has had enough and I can't practise every day or for hours because it is an inconvenience to everyone else. I work 9-5 in a office job which I hate and knowing that I can come home and practise trumpet is all that keeps me going (usually practise between 6 and 9). I have ambitions to go to music college next year and am therefore working very hard. I have a Wallace practice mute which I occasionally use for warm ups, but hate playing with it in. I will not practise my pieces with it in because I am focusing very hard on my articulation and dynamics and I find that this is extremely difficult with a mute in. I don't know what to do, I guess I need to come up with some sort of a compromise. I've got no where else to practise. Trumpet means so much to me and I feel like my parents are trying to take that away from me. I understand it's loud and not always nice to listen to but I am trying to reach goals that are very important to me. Can anyone give me some advice? Also can someone give me their view on a yamaha silent system?