Curious how many folks have taken lessons with a pro or musical hero and what you got from it? I've got a private lesson with Billy Martin (illyB) from Medeski Martin & Wood next week. Couldn't be more excited as he is my #2 musical hero (#1 being Trey from Phish - yeah, my top musical heros are not bassists ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). I'm taking the lesson w a keyboardist friend who is a real obsessive fan so I'm hoping he doesn't dominate the multi-hour lesson. Trying to stay focused on being fully open minded and all about listening going into it. We've been debating if we wanted to have some rehearsed grooves in our back pocket. At this point there is little time left before the event, but we are getting together a few times this week to get more comfy with each other. If you've done one of these, was it worth it? Either way, I'm excited for the experience, but it is pricey.