Hi Ron, welcome! I think every player should go through the experience of learning with a real person, but on the other hand it's amazing how much you can learn with sites like this one! I'm just a forum visitor so far and just checked a few free lessons and I can tell already the great value that lies in here. Hopefully I'll be joining next year if I can commit like you did to make the most out of it. I consider myself an experience player but I still think it would be worth it. Keep rocking that axe!