I have been taking lessons for the past 2 1/2 months. I'd been "playing" and "practicing" half-assedly for the past two years with little to no progress. My teacher has been great as far as teaching me the following: 1. Scale structure and several scale patterns (major, relative minor, 2nd finger position, 4th finger position, major and minor pentatonic in two octaves) 2. Learning by ear. The most important part of this is he taught me how to learn. 3. Chord structure. In two months I've learned more than I taught myself in two years. The lessons and the money spent have been well worth it. However, the for the last three lessons he's just asked me "what do you want to learn?" I don't know! Why do you think I keep coming back? I guess I expected more of a structured curriculum. The guy is a guitar player, so I know that beyond the basics of music theory, I'm not going to get much in the way of technique or bass-specific stuff. Like I said, he's been great as far as teaching music theory and learning by ear, but that's about it. What else do I need to look for in a bass teacher? After this month's lessons, I'm considering finding someone else that is more focused on bass and bass method. Any suggestions or help would be GREATLY appreciated.