Hi there everyone, I played in 6th grade for 1 year and I don't remember much at all of that experience. I decided to pick up the horn a year ago. My dad stopped playing and gave me his old horn. I got myself a wonderful teacher, I'm taking lessons with Keith Fiala, he played with Maynard in 2004 and is a great teacher. Just wondering how many of you are/were in a similar boat and what your stories are. I just feel very alone in my playing sometimes. I practice every day for varying amounts of time, but it's at the very least an hour after warm up every day. I want to join a group but I don't think I'm ready. My teacher will let me know when I am I'm sure. I just was wondering if anyone else had a similar trumpet journey. It seems that most everyone started by going through the ranks in junior high and high school. I am in a weird place because I've decided to do this late in life. I'm 27. And I don't have a support group besides Keith, who is enormously supportive. I've seen him play with Allen Vizutti and a few other groups and he just kills it consistently. I am committed to doing this, and becoming really good. Thanks for your time.