I’m on my second face to face teacher. My first teacher got me going and was enthusiastic and encouraging when I needed it but she wasn’t really listening to me when I stated my goals and raised issues I was having. So I quit and went online for a while. I did some of the well known sites (Talkingbass.net eBassguitar, Howtoplaybass.com). But I missed that 1:1. It took a year to find my current teacher. We get on and he’s developed me a lot more in terms of speed and agility. The problem is that he seems to have defaulted to learning song after song. I get that there are sound technique and timing reasons for his choices but it’s feeling very repetitive. A while back I asked for more theory as I’d like to improvise. He told me to buy a walking bass line book he recommended. I did, but we’ve never used it. Recently he’s been getting really political (he always was but now he goes on and I have to remind him that I’m there to play). We don’t Really share the same politics, so it’s not like I’m agreeing all the time either. But he is very experienced - 20 years of teaching with a First in music (Classical guitar) and he is patient and normally good to be around. Recently I’ve been doing more Scott’s Bass Lessons to fill the gaps in my theory and I’ve started thinking about getting lessons from someone seriously good (been on the cover of bass magazines) as I’d like to play more fusion type stuff. So my question is: Dear Talkbass, Should I talk honestly to him about my thoughts and concerns or should I just quit and follow the dream. My concern is that he’ll say all the right things to keep me as a student (things are tough right now) but will gradually go back to how things are now.