I have just started taking weekly electric bass lessons (3 so far) but am wondering if I'm wasting my time with my instructor. The lessons are only 1/2 hr long ($ 17.50 Cdn each) and he spends half the time writing tabs to be practiced for the next lesson. At the next lesson, he doesn't go over the previous one and there seems to be no lesson plans that he follows. I'm not giving up on him but have scheduled a lesson next week with another instructor at another place so I can determine which one is the best fit. The dilemma is that each place insists I sign up for 4 lessons in advance and I'd be taking lessons from 2 instructors each week! Wow, that might be very confusing and expensive. If I do that for a month, do I tell the instructors about it? What should I be looking for in an instructor? Any suggestions?