Originally Posted by gsmokez
Can't argue with you there. I just feel that it's not impossible to learn without lessons, just takes some patience and perseverance. One issue is that most people would rather go with friends and learn with them instead of with a random instructor with a group of strangers. I guess it just depends on the kind of person that you are.
Yeah it can be tricky, some people are just anti-lessons until they run into problems later.
The way I always convinced friends is to get them to split a private lesson between a group of them. That way everyone can stick together, the cost isn't as absurd, and they get lessons at the same time so they don't spend 3 hours figuring out what they could learnt in 10 minutes.