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I think the main thing is that you want a teacher that you can get along with, and can learn from. You won't necessarily know this with only a few lessons (unless it's REALLY right or REALLY wrong - then you might know immediately), but over time, if you're not satisfied with your progress, you need to take an honest look at why that is - is it you? your teacher? the combination? Just like any relationship, some teachers and students don't mix. Every teacher is different, and so is every student. Some people learn really well when it feels like they're just hanging out discussing music for the hour. Others need a more regimented lesson every week.

Personally, I think it often takes more than 4 lessons to decide whether you're being taught well or not, especially if this is your very first time taking music lessons. That being said, I haven't been there or seen your lessons - ultimately, you've got to go with your gut. If you don't feel like you're making progress, try out another teacher and see what happens. As long as you leave on good terms, it's not like you're permanently closing the door or anything - you can (almost) always go back if you realize the first teacher was good after all. But if you're not sure, give it another 4 lessons and see where you are at that point.

Oh, and you should seriously consider bringing this up with your teacher - again, just like in any relationship, communication is key!

That's my take anyway... hope that helps.

Oh, and for what it's worth, I don't think learning scales is a good first step. I wouldn't teach that way - scales are there to help you improve - to support and enhance your musical learning, but the whole point is to play music, so the earlier you're playing tunes, the better, in my opinion.

(PS - Welcome to SOTW. I'm new here myself, although not to the instrument.)
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