Well, I have been playing bass for one year. I have been taking lessons at the same place the entire year. But I have had three teachers. My first 2 teachers were guitar players! After about three months the place hired a real bass teacher. My new teacher then tells me that my first teachers were guitar players and bassists. Which means they lied right to my face. At first my the new teacher was a good one. Now he has been not showing up to my lessons and he has no set lesson plan. He is always says "what do you want to do"? or "i am not prepared so we can go over some songs." The teacher is cool but being cool does not make you a good teacher. So I am going to get a new teacher!