Did you know you can search the members here at TalkBass and possible find one in your area. Just though I would post this as I occasionally see people looking for instructors or teachers. There were three threads as I wrote this. At the top of the forum page clink on "members list" Over to the top right click on "search members" and then select "advanced search" Once in the advanced search page leave all the fields blank except for the drop down menu where it says "available for instruction" Chose your state and then click on search now at the bottom. A list of members that live in that state that are available for instruction will come up next to the date when they joined TalkBass. You can send them a privet message to see if they have any open slots and where they are located in that state. One extra thing you should do is check their profile to see their last activity on TalkBass. If they have not been here in a while they will not get your privet message.