Are there any intermediate jazz players here who take private lessons? What are the benefits? I tend to find that whenever I have a question about how to do something, I just transcribe a bunch of better players doing it, and then my question is answered. I've had lessons where I show up and the teacher asks me what I want to learn, and I don't have an answer because I always answer my own questions if I can think of them. I would prefer to show up and have somebody criticize me and poke holes in my playing, but I've struggled to find a teacher willing to do that. If I know I have a problem, I can usually figure it out on my own and don't need to pay somebody to tell me. What I want is to be told about problems I don't know I have.