I am moving to New Orleans this fall and I have a couple of questions concerning pursuing the double bass down south. Mainly, I was hoping to get suggestions for a teacher. In terms of playing out I have only done jazz, but I enjoy classical and feel that it is best way to get technique and intonation etc. so I would like to continue taking classical lessons. I have taken lessons from a classical teacher in Seattle for the past 6 months. Having only done it for 6 months I am still fairly definitely a beginner. I am a French bow player and have been following the Nanny method, but I am certainly open to other methods. Would anybody have any suggestions for teachers? Secondly, I have been borrowing a bass from my Uncle and it has seen better days. My past teacher kept telling me that I should get a different bass and my life would be a lot easier. My plan was simply to return my Uncle's bass and look for one in New Orleans, but I have found few basses for sale in NOLA via the internet. Craigslist has almost nothing and I can't even find a music store with double basses. Can anybody suggest where to look for a bass down there? Thanks for your time!