Greetings to all who answered Sue. I, too, am learning to play the guitar. I have been taking lessons for about 3 years. Yes, I know, you would think that I am good by now. The truth is, I'm not that good. I would never think of playing in public. It would be so great to find other people to play with. As many of you mentioned, you can learn so much by playing with others. I take a lesson and come home and practice -- take a lesson and come home and practice, etc. It gets very boring after awhile -- there is no incentive, and no excitement. I live in New Port Richey, FL. Is there anyone out there who is in my area?