My Son (8 years old) had started playing Cornet about 5 weeks ago, however he found it extremely hard going to get a note out of it. Just for the hell of it I borrowed one of the bands rather battered marching tuba's and he can play that really well, he seemed to take to it like a Duck to water. So it looks like I'll have to start saving... I started on trumpet, switch briefly cornet after about a year (when I started playing with the school band) and then onto Sop. What about all you folks out there?