The biggest thing with a teacher is finding one who can teach you what you want, and need, to learn. In college, I had a teacher named Mark French. There could not have been a better teacher. After three years and a lot of hard work, he had taught me a lot of music, the basics of problem solving at every level, and how to conduct myself as a person. I’ll always be grateful for his tutelage, and I promised myself I’d take lessons again when I finished learning everything he taught me. 44 years later, and I’m still absorbing his lessons. Only another person can do that for you, and there is a lot of luck involved in finding that person. By all means, look for the teacher who can teach you how to learn. You will reward yourself every time you touch the instrument, and beyond.