better late than never and do not become too frustrated. there are many people here to help you, i especially believe that albetans area is an excellent choice for a beginner, but there is also lots more than just the rudiments. 7's room, along  with his website https://www.jeff-brent.com/ is another excellent resource. but make sure you go to all of them because each one has much to offer. as far as your instructor being overqualified, how does he react. is he a prick or does he genuinely try and help. is he bothered to instruct you, if not he may enjoy having a student so willing to learn. if it is negative, leave him; if it seems to be positive stay right there, as long as it stays positive and you gain ground. and you are exceedingly correct in that scot (one t only) has created the most wonderful jazz site in the world and i will forever be personally in his debt for his efforts. thanks to all those associated with this site, i appreciate all those whop help and offer it so freely.
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