The other thing, how many hours should i take the class for? i do wakeboard a bit, definitely learned that its different though. I can take the class for 1-6 hours if i go private
I would start off with two hours minimum to begin with. 1 hour usually isn't enough for the first time. When you get private lessons you can usually extended them for more hours. See how the lesson goes and how you interact with the instructor. You can then choose to add more hours or practice on what you have been taught. This strategy then could work over multiple days. Start off with a couple hours lesson and then free-ride/practice what you have been taught.