Sometimes students are forced to be with specific instructors due to geographical location and lack of instructors. You're in an area that is faily dense if I remember correctly. Have you thought about getting another instructor? I would think seriously about it. Your instructors behaviors are not something you have to deal with. It's your money. Use it wisely.Good point Cory.
I was just thinking, I have been progressing quite fast with my drumming whit the teacher I have now, and I just think, what if I did have a better teacher? Where would I be now?