Hi everyone, I'm alex, and I have a trumpeting problem. well, I just started playing, and have found this site really helpful so far, but I still have a question that needs answering. I started playing a couple of months ago now, and I have a problem with my air. I use the maggio system, which is supposed to be a flawless system, but then again, what isn't supposed to be these days? Anyways, the problem is that the air that is going into the instrument is escaping out of the corners of my mouth. This happens when I reach an e in the staff. I think I saw somewhere on here that that is because I am not sealing my lips to the mouthpiece properly. The only way I can think of to help with that is to add more pressure to my mouth by pushing with my hands. This doesn't seem like it would feel too good playing this way, but is this the only way to seal my lips to the 'piece?