you definitely have a great plan and learning switch now will reap you benefits in the long run. I've been riding over 10yrs now and still can't ride switch! I'm trying to teach myself now after all this time while teaching my gf how to get better as well. Learning the way you are is the way most people should...take the lessons and progress along with them. It will help you not develop bad form and habits like most of us have. I'm teaching my gf how to do things and she'll see me ride and say, you don't do it that way...I have to explain to her that I'm doing it wrong because I wasn't taught properly.
Keep doing what you're doing and by the end of the season you'll be money!