Hey, I've been lurking on these forums this week and I just registered. I love hearing the trumpet in jazz, so I'm considering of starting to play the trumpet myself. I was wondering though, how long does it take to get pretty decent at playing jazz on the trumpet if I take up lessons and practise about 15-30 minutes a day? I do realize the trumpet is a difficult instrument, I'm definately not expecting amazing results in a very short time. I'd just like to know. As for starting, I think I will rent a trumpet for a few months before buying. That way I can decide if I want to go on with it. Is that a good idea?