I am watching all the beginner videos on this site and a couple others. I really don’t want to take private lessons (or maybe I would if they weren’t expensive). I have had lessons on the piano, guitar and flute in the past. It really comes down to getting the fundamentals down and a LOT of practice. With the videos on here, they give you the things you need to know. The only problem is if you are doing something wrong, sometimes it’s hard to tell – easier for someone else to point out. Then maybe videotaping yourself will help. Compare how you look to the instruction videos.