9/09/2015 "I'm in a situation where due to medical issues trumpet is out of the question and I am leaning toward piano so I need advice on getting started and I need some suggestions on books as the short term goal is to self start without a teacher and the long term goal is to continue piano and hope to balance it with returning to trumpet in the distant future." That's what she said. I too lately have begun to take piano lessons, only because I was able to get a fabulous deal on a top of the line keyboard. I'm not entirely naïve about the 88, but I've no expectations in my remaining lifetime to play as well as my Mother did. Too, I'm not about to give up my brass instruments, albeit I may soon cull duplicates.