This quote in another thread got me thinking: That's a refrain that's, well, pretty constant on this forum. Some people can't afford a teacher. Some people don't have access to a teacher. Not every teacher is a good teacher. Some people manage to learn without a teacher. Some people desire to learn enough to play, without attempting to earn a masters in music theory. For some, music is a hobby, not a career. I won't argue that getting a teacher is a bad thing. But is it the only way to learn? To me, sometimes the "teacher" line comes off as an unwillingness to help. If the answer to every question is "Get a Teacher!," then what's the point of having a TB forum in the first place? So, do you GOTTA?