I have saved and waited until I could afford lessons for a long period of time. My past attempts at lessons were very sporadic and didn't produce much fruit as a result. Next Wednesday I start lessons with Richard Harris. Richard plays with the Charlotte Symphony and should be what I am looking for in a teacher. I have spent lots of time considering what I want in a teacher. A working pro player with lots of experience seems like a good choice. I have a lot left to learn and am excited to finally be taking my biggest step towards education and improvement.