I was so proud of all of my students during their last recital. Each one of them performed their very best, and worked hard to get there. It paid off. Everyone was fabulous and their confidence grew and grew. Even if they made a mistake, they learned how to handle that in a performance situation and did so with style and finesse!
Do NOT just look for the cheapest or closest lessons. You get what you pay for, most of the time. On the other hand, beware of teachers who 'over charge' and aren't qualified. Someone without a music degree is someone to be wary of, in my opinion. Stick with people who have the degrees in teaching music, they are better certified/ prepared to teach. And they are more likely to LOVE it. You can tell after one lesson if a teacher is a true teacher who truly cares about their students. That is why every teacher should give a discounted trial lesson, as I do.