How important is a good teacher?
There are things a good teacher can show you that might take you a long time to figure out by yourself and that time could be spent learning something new. They can show you many shortcuts to playing and it is always good to have someone else with good ears listen to you play.
It is also good to find a teacher that can explain things so you can understand them. Many good players are natural players and do not really know what the are doing.. They just play naturally and great. Personally I had to work hard for every little thing I ...