Reply To: Beginner trumpet mouthpieces
I would definitely push for a 7C for a beginner. Woodwind & Brasswind has the Bach 7C for $48.99 right now with free shipping. You may have a local shop that might could give you a better deal. If you trust eBay or other online auctions like that, go for it.
I really never recommend these, but if they really can’t afford the Bach, you could go with one of those plastic Kelly mouthpieces. They are like $20. I hate the sound of them, but at least they could start to get used to the size.