Yeeeeeesssss! I finally found a bass teacher. He plays both upright and electric and has been teaching since the 70's. In talking with him I get the feeling that we are on the same musical page. I've been trying to find a teacher that I have confidence in for half a year. I interviewed a number of guitar teachers that "also" teach bass, but I did not get a good feeling from any of them regarding their ability to teach the nuances of the instrument. I will keep you up to date on my progress. I'm finally on my way to becoming a real live bass player (I hope).