Indeed, the last paragraph of Sidekick's post "hits the nail on the head with a 24 ounce hammer, but won't get hired as a carpenter today in the US unless they are competent with a nail gun". Do not misinterpret what I've stated prior. I would teach/tutor an adult, but first I've got to meet you and your instrument at which time it will be decided whether we can proceed. Indeed, there has to be an acceptable agreement with personalities as well as many other factors. It is an application / orientation and costs the applicant nothing but their time and expense of coming to Jackson NC. In advance I'll tell you, that initially you'll be required to have actual "lip time" of 1 hour in 20 minute increments interspersed with 20 minutes of discussion or my demonstration for a duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Yes, I require cash payment of $60.00 (U.S.) in advance for each session that will not occur more often than once a week. However, if you cannot practice on your own an additional 3 hours of actual lip time in 20 minute increments with 20 minute rests between each week ... don't bother to apply. You can make initial contact with me via PM.