Apologies in advance for the long post. I'm going to be moving back to my hometown in Connecticut this week, and with all the family members there that will be able to babysit for me and my wife, I'll have a lot more free time and was considering taking some lessons. I took about six months of bi-weekly lessons when I first started out (over eight years ago) but that was the extent of that, and I basically learned everything I know by playing with other musicians and practicing on my own. I have a good ear but a limited knowledge of theory, and while this gets my by pretty easily in most situations, I have trouble in a lot jazz contexts and other musics involving non-standard chord changes and such. I'm getting more into playing jazz as well, so there's a little more emphasis on learning theory now. Here's what I'm looking for: I'd like to learn the fundamentals of all the chords and be able to know what chords I'm playing. I'd like to learn modes and theory elements and how to use them, like when it's useful to play a harmonic or melodic minor instead of a natural one. I'd like to memorize the fretboard, although I've always had a hard time memorizing it on my own. This would be a big help as I often don't know where I am when I take a run into the upper register and I have to work my way back down. I'd also like to improve my soloing as it's very pentatonic-based and I'd like to play more solos based on the harmony of the chords. There are a few issues though-I have terrible vision and I doubt that even with constant training I will ever be able to read music. Reading materials have to be within a few inches of my face to be readable, and I can't hold my bass and do this at the same time. I aslso don't know if I'll be able to find a bass instructor in the small town who will be knowledgeable enough in the subjects I'm interested in. Would you suggest finding a jazz guitarist or piano teacher? What are the sorts of questions I should ask to see if they're the right teacher for me? Any advice on finding ways around the reading aspect of it? And what's an fair price per lesson? Thanks a lot for any imput you can provide me with.