Quote Originally Posted by trickg
Undoubtedly you are right regarding the teacher, but the question now becomes one of how much time and effort am I really willing to give it. I'm a part time player with two kids - sometimes it's an effort to make sure I'm putting in the time that I do. If I could play every gig like I played Saturday night, life would be good and I wouldn't worry about it too much. If I could make gains on that...now THAT would be something!

Thanks for the comments. I appreciate the constuctive criticism.
The time you put does not have to change since it seems you put in as much as you can, how you spend that time WILL change with the help of a good teacher. Even if you only got lessons once every 1-3 months will be a big help for you.

Good luck!