I have been playing for 7 years, took some lessons, attended camps, etc. My theory is pretty good, I can read a little bit, i can't slap well at all. I would like to start teaching nooby bass players. Do you think I should have a basic mastery of slap and have my reading down pat before I start to look for students? I have certainly got by so far with limited reading and no slap, but I've been working on those areas, because it seems to me non-bass player's evaluation on how good a bassist is is synonymous with how well they slap. I don't care what anyone thinks, except for the fact that I'd like prospective students to respect my skill set, and what I do have to offer. So should I try to start teaching now, or should I wait until I progress as a reader and slapper?