If you are planning on learning how to play the trumpet, you will require a high-quality instrument. Ideally, you can rent or purchase trumpets from stores or specialty dealers. Direct purchase is more economical for long-term playing, but you should consider renting if you are uncertain about your trumpeting career. Regardless of your choice, there are different factors that you must consider when choosing an instrument. One of the most critical is the mouthpiece; it will affect both your comfort when playing and the quality of sound.