Great Trumpet Teachers
My lesson with Kristian Steenstrup gave me inspiration to continue to progress with my studies - he is a master teacher who can instantly diagnose the student's problem and suggest a solution. So In my case I now know exact what I need to work at and have been putting it into practice. Kristian teaches on a week's trumpet course in Italy and I have paid my deposit to attend in the summer. You can access some of his work here at Play With A Pro
Recently one of my brass playing colleagues expressed concern about his hearing - having been placed directly in front of a big band trumpet section, level with their bells. I referred him to an article on this issue by the great lead trumpet player Roger Ingram. He recommends trying a simple, cheap and hygienic solution, which is cotton wool balls; placing one (for me part of one) in each ear works well if you play with amplified instruments - I just tried them on stage with a 20k watt PA and found they took enough edge of the volume and allowed me to hear my trumpet. Also our UK Musicians' Union offers a bespoke hearing service that gives access to an expert who can recommend the correct ear plugs.