A very close friend of mine tried to play the trumpet when she was younger. She was more or less successful when it comes to this, although she never make playing the instrument her career. I guess she just liked to do it for pure fun only not taking into account how much money it could give her.
I see some people playing trumpets from time to time, usually in restaurants. Whenever I hear a trumpet playing in the background, it reminds me of the good old friend of mine. I wonder what she is up to right now.