When should one, as a brass player, admit defeat with an instrument and just frankly give up? I've been playing cornet for a short time, so I'm not great by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought I was of an OK standard for the amount of time I have been playing for. Sadly, a mis-directed text message last night told me otherwise, they person sending was telling someone else I was rubbish and couldn't play.....:frown: So, although I thought I was OK, I'm obviously not...which is actually quite embarrasing in hindsight...to me the even worse element of this was that the person concerned (who now says I'm rubbish) told lies about me not being able to play in the group I was in. I also play for another group socially who've been very good and have helped me with playing and have given me a tenor horn to play now, so part of me says, hey maybe I'm not that bad.... I'm not sure how far one carries on really after this....should I grin a bear it whilst I musically upset others around or would it be worth carrying on and maybe pay for some lessons? if so where could I find a list of teachers?