Last night I decided to take a break from my self teaching methods and get a "heat check" with a real instructor. I spent the 30 minutes showing my teacher what I had and what I didnt. It was a good jumping in point. He left me with some good stuff to work on and was supportive of what I was doing on my own. It was pretty low pressure stuff and I know I will come back in a few weeks.
I will say this about playing a guitar. There is nothing more rewarding than playing something right after hours of playing stuff that sounds like a monkey dragging your plugged in guitar across a cage! Its tough to sound musical and worthy of someone elses ears....let alone your own. Even though there are many moments of frustration and cringe worthy performances, I am totally hooked and love to hold that thing in my arms and try to create.
Below is a video of the instructor I worked with.....no I didnt rock any cello.