As a beginner, I've been taking weekly 1/2 hour lessons for over 4 months and feel that my instructor's heart just isn't into teaching. He's been playing for 30+ years but just started teaching last fall. Each week he shows up with a new piece of music that he copied out of someone's music book (he never remembers where he got it) and I spend 15-20 minutes trying to play it. One week it was violin music! If I ask, he will get me a photo copy so I can practice it for the next lesson. Today, the copy machine had been removed from the store so no homework for me! I am just learning to read music and the material he brings to the lessons is way beyond my ever depleting brain cells to absorb. Should I ditch this guy or ask him to take lessons on how to be a good instructor? I feel I'm wasting my time and money and at 62 years of age, my time is rapidly running out.