Just had to post that at darned near 43 years of age, I'm jumping into lessons. I realized I could only be so good on my own, and felt it best to find someone who can help me get where I want to go (musically speaking). The guy plays upright, has a Bachelors degree in music performance and has played with a lot of people in different styles. I play electric, but want to learn to read on a good level, transcribe, analyze/play through changes and get into jazz theory. I'm not, and will never be a professional musician. However, I plan on taking the skills I have and learning add much as I can with someone who has a level of knowledge I can't presently comprehend on a level I someday hope to. Just had to post this!