I've been playing for nearly 2 1/2 years (self-taught) and have got to the point where I'm comfortable playing from fake sheets with lyrics and guitar chords. I don't just play root notes lock-step with the kick drum. I'm playing approach notes and some walking lines, venturing up the neck from time to time, double stops etc. but I want to learn more. I play in a praise / worship band that has a very wide repetoire styles and lots of variation (modern rock, folk-rock, classically-inspired hymns, old-time jazzy southern gospel, countryfied footstompers etc.). I'm going to start lessons starting at the end of the month with a local store with one of their "bass specialists". Any advice for how to tackle the first lessons and how I will know whether the teacher knows his stuff or not? I'm expecting that a lot of it will boil down to chemistry and whether I'm learning new stuff and having fun. I just wondered if TB'ers thought there are any questions that I should ask to get things off on the right foot.