#1
I've been looking through some of the threads on here about teachers. Most people agree its a good idea to have one if you can. However, most of the benefits discussed relate to learning theory. I'm not interested in learning theory from a teacher as I haven't had trouble learning it from books. However, technique is another matter and the thing that I find holds me back more than theory.

Other than perhaps correcting errors in your technique, is there much that a teacher can offer in this area? It seems like if you are executing correctly, then it's simply a matter of repetition.

I'm willing to spend the money if I think I'll get something back, but I've had three teachers so far and been disappointed with all of them.

Anybody have any tips for finding a good teacher? Any questions to ask? Do you ask for samples of their playing? Do you prefer an hour lesson, or 30 mins?
#2
They will help steer your theory learning in the right direction. The only way to improve technique is practice but a good teacher will catch bad habits. When it comes to duration of a lesson how long can you stay focused? if you have a short attention span id recomend 30 minutes twice a week. Also a classically trained teacher will have the chops your looking for.

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#3
Find out where he learned to play guitar. How long has he been playing. Is he in a band? Does he just teach lessons? Just ask questions.
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