Are there any big name, professional trumpet players that struggled with their fundamentals? It seems like every big name I meet and ask about range or fundamentals said that it really tended to come pretty easy to them. It's tough for me to know who to trust when a lot of the players that we admire, although they did practice for many hours a day, pretty much developed their excellent sound, range, and ears without much struggle. For example: I can't imagaine Wayne Bergeron would be a really good person to study with to help develop your high range since he was playing double B's and C's in grade 7 and 8. If it came natural to him how would he know what it takes to learn to play high? If you've already got a searing double G he would be great to talk about how to lead the band but I don't imagine he's going to help you learn how to play that G. Y'know? Are there any professional trumpet players that struggled through range and response issues before figuring out what it take to play well with consistancy?