Can I hijack a little to ask if learning the trumpet as the first instrument would be detrimental to someone with perfect pitch? It has been suggested by more than one person that our five year son likely has perfect pitch. He is now playing the piano as well as the trumpet, but reading this thread has me wondering if he is going to end up confused by having started on the trumpet first. I found this to be an extremely interesting topic because it helped answer the question my dh was just asking about our oldest. Her violin instructor recently told us she has perfect pitch and an online test seemed to confirm it. Dh was wondering how perfect pitch would relate to what our daughter hears from the trumpet? How two musically inept parents got the kids that we did is beyond me!