Thank you so much. Actually my teacher isn't the greatest player- but the greatest teacher. He went through the same embouchure change I did, but he didn't figure out it was a problem until he was through college! So he knows my situation exactly. My teacher says he is very proud that I was able to make this complete change in under a year, and that I should try to understand what I have accomplished. I found that learning to "flow, don't blow" through the trumpet, and playing from the Buzzing Book everyday, have been key in fixing my problems. Thanks again, for your positive response. Nik P.S. I happen to be located in Santa Barbara.