I've been learning bass on my own for less than a year and am going to begin to take lessons very soon. There are no jazz teachers available to me; only classical. Although I am only interested in playing jazz (pizz), I think it is probably better to study with a classical teacher anyways. This is because I'm not looking for someone to tell me which notes to play, but rather how to play them most effectively (proper body mechanics and technique) and I assume that a classical teacher is likely the best for that. However, I really have no interest at all in arco playing. And seeing as arco technique seems to be fairly deep and demanding, it would be a drain on my time and energy to learn. Is it possible to go about studying bass from a classical teacher without learning arco? Are there advantages to learning arco for my overall playing development that will make it worth doing despite my lack of interest?