I have been asked a few times in the last year about giving lessons by a local band director and parents of young trumpet players of the middle school and jr high age. I have never pursued the idea much due to having so much to work on myself as a player. My neighbors bought their 7yr old a trumpet at his request and want me to give him lessons. I am thinking I will take up this challenge as I can get him off to a good start with basics of music theory, tone production, etc. I know who to refer him to once he passes the level that I am effective as a teacher. My hope is to use some of the fees collected to use towards my own music education with a professor of trumpet and jazz studies at a local university. Increasing my own knowledge will not only make me a better player but increase my qualifications to help more advanced students. I am looking for suggestions for a good method book to start him on. Any suggestions on how to organize the first lessons and practice schedule would be greatly appreciated.