Dear Mr. Seaton, I began studying the upright bass 3 1/2 years ago from a very fine jazz bassist. Now at the age of 60, I am impatient to make greater progress; I feel that I have reached a plateau with my teacher. I understand my limitations and am not blaming him for my own inadequacies. Still, he is more a musician than a music pedagogue, and I think I might do better with someone who not only knows how to make music but how to explain clearly and methodically what he's doing. I recently contacted a well reputed bass teacher who lives at some distance from me, and he is willing to give me lessons once a month, and perhaps more often if I want. My plan is to continue with my current teacher but less frequently, i.e. twice a month instead of weekly. As a professor yourself, do you think having this kind of arrangement is musically counterproductive? Is there an ethical issue even though both teachers know what i'm doing? Is it better to choose one teacher and stick with him/her? I just want to advance as a devoted amateur, and right now I am fighting both frustration and discouragement. Thank you for helping me think through this matter.