I should clarify too – I am looking for someone stellar! College courses are no substitute whatsoever for such an experience – I feel silly for making it seem like a college curriculum was an adequate comparison. That is not what I am looking for whatsoever!
I am looking to truly invest years & serious effort into this. My composition mentor has the deepest knowledge of music of anyone that I’ve known (I learned infinitely more in our first hour lesson than in my entire degree program), has studied music for over 60 years with 30 years of teaching under his belt, & comes from the line of Nadia Boulanger’s pupils. The lessons are not cheap as a result, but the education is priceless. If I could find his synth teacher counterpart then all the better.