Originally posted by Jalapeņo:
[You'll have to forgive me, but I hate listening to beginning violin students practice: squeak, squeak, squeak ]

Beginning violinists can create some rather torturous sounds but NOTHING can compare to the AGONIZING HORROR created by beginning trumpeters. I once had a job in a music department office of a trumpet teacher and even though the adjoining room was soundproof (?) with a 6"-thick door, I still have nightmares about it!!!!!!!!!
There is no cure for boring.