Ive been feeling out teachers today. Ive noticed something about them here. They either do one thing or the other. Some teach theory, technique, and sight reading. But dont teach any styles of music. A small few teach different styles, latin, jazz and pop were the three I ran into, but they dont teach theory, technique, and sight reading. Or so they say. (I cant see how you can teach a style and not theory) I'll be the first to admit, that Im still not as strong as Id like to be in the theory department, and I know I have a bad habbit or two in the technique department that need correcting. A teacher would also be good to help me further along my sight reading too. Granted, Im doing fine working on all this by myself, with the aid of my method books and help from some good friends here. (Special kudos, to Tard, Blinky, Durrl, and Ed Fuqua) But a teacher in that area would help me move along a bit faster. I would also like to learn the jazz and latin styles. Those are two styles that I am weak iin. Learning them would make me more versatile and definatly help me obtain more freelance gigs. I'll be honest, I could definatly use the money and thats the main reason for considering a teacher in this area. I know I can learn these styles by listening to them more, but a teacher would definatly be more advantagious for me in this area. Maybe even more so than in the theory/technique/sight reading. I honestly dont know which would be the better of the two options on this. I also cant figure out why the jazz/latin dudes dont or wont teach theory.