*warning in advance, bit of a long story. I just want you guys to see where I'm coming from with this. so: I make a bit of money playing bass but I'm still a semi-pro in that my main gig as a stage hand still pays most of the bills. However, its a real feast or famine gig. Sometimes there's a ton of work. sometimes there is none. That combined with the fact that I'm trying to scrape some money together for a gigantic recording project one of my bands is doing has got me thinking about other ways of making some dough. I've been considering giving beginner/intermediate private bass lessons a shot to help bring in some extra cash. I've got my theory knowledge together, can read music and play a multitude of styles with at least some proficiency and consider my chops to be pretty decent (my prog metal band has me tearing into some pretty gnarly licks and playing through some real tricky time signatures.) My biggest weakness is probably my ear and transcription ability. I can transcribe basslines but I'm not great w/hearing chords off of a track. My big issue is this: I'm self taught. I learned initially from messing around w/friends, then from books, and of course: you guys here on TB . I've also had a handful of private lessons from 2 teachers in the past year and a half or so dealing only with specific techniques or styles i wanted to get better at. Mostly though I've just learned by getting out and playing and learning on the gig. Now I know I'm a good teacher in general, I coached mite and peewee hockey when I was in high school and coached high school lacrosse while I was in college. However, I hesitate to throw my hat into the ring because as a self taught player I have no real "credentials" as an instructor. (I'm in LA so I have all those MI and Berklee grads to compete with) Also I don't want to do any disservice to potential students by using poor teaching methods. So the question is: what do you all think? should I even try to get into this teaching thing? If yes, what would be some good places to look for lessons and/or philosophies to keep in mind. Thanks for reading through this somewhat monstrosity of a post. TB has been very good to me this since I started using it. from advice to gear acquisitions. Hopefully you guys can help me out with this too.