Hi all, Last Thursday was my first lesson with a teacher....Unfornately, I did not stay with him because of a couple of a reasons? 1. Because he charges $30.00 per 1/2 hour lesson (too expensive for me) 2. He said I had AWESOME techique and kind of looked at me like why are you taking lesson from me? Recently, I found a new teacher who is a bassist and also plays drums....He just called me and wanted to know if Saturday lessons will work for me.... The person who recommended me to him says that he DEMANDS that a bassist learns how to read music. Only after a bassist learns how to read music does he teach you how to play songs....I guess when he figures them out for you he wrights them in music notation NOT TAB! Also, because this teacher plays drums he jams with you while you are playing bass.... Okay that all sounds awesome, but lately, my ego is telling that maybe I don't really need lessons....REASONS: 1. I can copy songs and play them. 2. I have this AWESOME software that prints out notes and degrees of ANY scale or apreggio on this cool bass fretboard. 3. My techinques are good... 4. I am teaching myself and have learned almost all the major interval spellings, i.e. P5, P4, M3, m3, M6, etc. Please don't think I am being arrogant, but do I really need a teacher... There is one thing that I know will improve if I did go to this teacher for lessons and that is my sight reading...Although deep down I don't know if I will ever use it....It's not like I want to be a studio musician . Can someone advise me on whether I should seek this teacher out or continue on teaching myself.... Thanks Kalo!