I took lessons for only a few weeks. I was living in Oakland at the time and they were expensive for half an hour. I'm not sure if I had the best experience. My teacher had me practicing sheet music, classic short jingles. I understood the importance. It was hard, I was not a person who could read music. As I played, he sat behind a computer, I think playing online poker. When I made mistakes he would hit the correct note on a keyboard to let me know. This was it during the duration of my lessons. Do teachers incorporate a bit more to beginners in their lessons?