I'm not sure if this is the right place, feel free to move it off. I'm currently taking lessons, but it's a private-lesson thing, meaning it's me and 3 other guys, and we can ask the teacher what we want to do. 1 hour every week. (and I can't get the lessons I want from that guy because of the other guys and the 1-hour-per-week limit). Now, I want to learn everything about music and theory etc. I'm in a band now, I'm creating my own lines, but I feel like I don't know anything about the theory that goes into it. I'm wondering weather or not I should go and take the 10-year lesson programme (I'm *not* kidding, it takes this long) that kids get when they want to start playing. Adults can take the same lessons separatly. But this means starting from scratch (beginning with 3 years of learning to read standard notation - which I want to anyway), and I'm a little scared to be taking lessons that probably (I'll verify this) won't have me playing my instrument for some time. Is there anyone else who does or did the same thing? Any reason to do/not to do this?