Hey, new guy here, hello to all. I stumbled across these forums a couple weeks ago and have been reading and finding great stuff ever since. Nice to find an active, informative site for bass players. My question is how do you get the most out of bass lessons? I've been playing about 5-6 months, jamming in a trio that plays mostly hard-rock/punk flavored stuff. This instructor is a working (and getting paid) blues player in the L.A. area, so I'm assuming he's okay. But, how do I know for sure? How do I get the most from my time with the guy? What should I expect for my money? Any advice or comments would be totally appreciated.