I have been playing for 4 years and have dabbled with a few teachers. I finally got serious this year and researched some recommended teachers in my area (DC Metro) and I am so glad I did it!  In about 6 lessons...the difference has been amazing.  Like you, russtopher, I thought I was doing most of the basic things correct..(grip, stance..setup etc.) and I was doing some right..but some other things were VERY wrong.  Once she got those things straightened out..it took...