Luigi , is it posible to give some tips that you have learned over the past eight years. I am kind of in the same boat, I am trying to find the formula to succeed on this horn. I am 28 as well an I am a High school Band director. And I have just found that love again that I had in School. By the way I have played Wynton’s horn to. Not the new Raja but the one right before it and even that one was heavy I can imagin how heavy this one is. I remember on night in his Hotel room we were going over some picc music out of the Picc Trumpet Big Bookand he made my picc letteraly smoke. I could do nothing but pack up my horn and set in the corner. Ha HA HA.