I have never learned any musical instrument before and never learned to read sheet music. My city doesn't have any trumpet instructors and I've finished school so it's too late to enroll in a music class at school to learn. Basically my only options are to teach myself or do online lessons via Skype with instructors internationally.
I honestly have no idea what to do first. I have a trumpet coming in the mail and I've looked at a few videos on Youtube about embouchure, but that's the extent of it. Where exactly do I start?
Should I start with a few online Skype lessons? Videos on Youtube? Or just get a book and try and get the basics down before I pay for lessons? Should I learn how to read sheet music before I start learning the trumpet or will that develop naturally as I play? I've never really known anyone that plays an instrument, so I really have absolutely no idea what I'm doing to begin with.