I am currently taking Classical guitar lessons intending to take ABRSM graded exam.
The problem now is the guitar teacher doesn't seem to be well versed in Classical guitar. I have often spotted him practising jazz guitar when he has no lesson with his students. Anyway, since I paid for lessons, I continue to attend his lessons. But all I did is to follow the textbook and play according to the textbook. I am wondering how far he can teach the Classical guitar on a syllabus level. Maybe he can't handle higher grade ABRSM syllabus. I had asked him to demonstrate a certain piece of music for me but I sensed that he turned panicky but somehow able to briefly cross over my request.
Another issue is he can't articulate well in the English language. I often can't understand what he is trying to say and have to guess what he is trying to convey.
He praised me as a student who can be 'easily taught and understand his lessons well' but that is because I am not new to the guitar. And I have to guess what he is saying whenever he start talking to me.
I am keen to advance to higher grade in Classical guitar but not so comfortable to take lessons with a jazz guitar player who has problem communicating with his students.
Should I get another teacher ?
The reason why I am in a dilemma is because of the time/location of the lesson/school. And the cheaper than others tuition rate. There are no other slots/unsuitable timings available. which means I will have to spend time waiting for months after months to start lesson. I am a working adult btw.