proachingHi everyone I'm Mike a 72 year old widower from North Yorkshire. I spent 27.5 years in Royal Air Force Music Services as a trombone player the first 17 or so of those as a top stand player and the last 10 (AFter much buttering up by Rob Wiffin) as a Bass Trombonist. My musical background before the RAF was Salvation Army at Morley Corps in West Yorkshire and 1 year at Hillingdon Corps when stationed at RAF Uxbridge for my School of Music year. The thing is apart from a small amount of time witha local band I haven't played for many years and sometime in the past few years have had a stroke that I thought only affected my speech but when out of the blue I thought I would try to play again founf I had very little if any embouchureso I resigened myself to the fact my playing career was over, in fact had been for some time. In spite of this yesterday I decided to give it another try and managed to struggle my way through a simple hymn tune. My tone was lousy which for someone who prided themselves on tone was hard to take but I wa sstill encouraged and have decided to give it another go. My embouchure is weak and fairly quickly I begin to lose air through the nose. I would be grateful to any teachers, trainers etc for advice on how to move forward, maybe a steadily increasing practise regime, I don't expect to ever get back to the standard I once was but to play a ballad or simple hymn tune with a tone approaching decent would be good. Sorry to be so long winded but thanks in advance guys and gals.