Hello I bought an upright and have been taking lessons learning the simandl. Every time I go to a lesson I bassicly just move to the next position (half, first, second, third) I just play for my teacher out of simandl and he has been telling me the same thing every time "keep it up and learn to love the bow". I am a poor college student who is barely squeaking by, and $40 a week really adds up on my miniscule budget. Does everyone think that my lack of teacher will hurt me in the long run? or has not having a teacher held you back? At what point do you say okay I have had enough lessons i know the basics, I have the motivation, simandl and a pile off jazz cd's, and I think I can continue without lessons?