Been taking lessons for nine months now. Weekly half hour lessons and I've only missed twice in nine months. I also practice a little each day. My question is I don't seem to be getting very far. My teacher has been drilling me on reading the music (just finished dotted notes) but aside from playing some simple beats and fills that's Still about my limit. am I rushing things thinking I should be playing more? How long before I could expect to play on a higher level? I really enjoy the lessons and learning so I will stay with it. Just a little discouraged. By the way I'm 59 yrs young!