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Here's my advice for you: learn from the best teacher you can find online and afford, research how to find one of them. Ask around at your local university. I've found that you really need to search for the best teacher you can find if you want great online lessons. They need to be able to see and understand precisely what you're doing even when they are at a disadvantage, so they need very good powers of observation (they are out there though). I would personally prefer biweekly lessons with an exceptional teacher over weekly lessons with someone cheaper, especially if it's online. Online lessons are probably 70-80% as effective as in person lessons, there are things you miss but you will still gain a lot.

This is good advice, thank you!

I guess I have probably been unclear about just how rural a location I am in. Definitely no local university! For example: there are almost no stores here, even the local hardware store finally went out of business during covid. There is not even a place to buy regular (i.e. non-western) clothes. If I want clothes it is a 3 hour drive round trip. There are only two restaurants here and in the neighboring town combined. When it snows I have to get out the tractor and plow two miles of dirt road to get out of the driveway. I get vegetables from the farm next door and meat from the rancher up the hill lol. That kind of rural :-).

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I lived that kind of rural when my parents became farmers. In the 1960's and 70's there was no Internet, no opportunity for learning beyond what your surroundings provided. On-line changes everything. I'm with Ranjit.

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Originally Posted by ranjit
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Here's my advice for you: learn from the best teacher you can find online and afford, research how to find one of them. Ask around at your local university. I've found that you really need to search for the best teacher you can find if you want great online lessons. They need to be able to see and understand precisely what you're doing even when they are at a disadvantage, so they need very good powers of observation (they are out there though). I would personally prefer biweekly lessons with an exceptional teacher over weekly lessons with someone cheaper, especially if it's online. Online lessons are probably 70-80% as effective as in person lessons, there are things you miss but you will still gain a lot.

This is good advice, thank you!

I guess I have probably been unclear about just how rural a location I am in. Definitely no local university! For example: there are almost no stores here, even the local hardware store finally went out of business during covid. There is not even a place to buy regular (i.e. non-western) clothes. If I want clothes it is a 3 hour drive round trip. There are only two restaurants here and in the neighboring town combined. When it snows I have to get out the tractor and plow two miles of dirt road to get out of the driveway. I get vegetables from the farm next door and meat from the rancher up the hill lol. That kind of rural :-).
You could try to cold call or cold email a professor at some university nearby. If you're in a very rural location, it's likely that good teachers at your nearby city may be inexpensive. The teacher can be from far away, even another country. However, again, I've found that just a graduate from a conservatory doesn't cut it for good online instruction. You need someone similarly qualified AND with quite a bit of experience who can guide you precisely on technical etc. issues. That isn't so easy to find, and you should keep searching until you find someone who is very impressive. With a teacher like that, you will know that you've learned something after a lesson because you'll already be better at the end of the lesson, because they bring up things you wouldn't have thought of yourself.

Also, I say that they need to be quite good, because not everyone can give accurate feedback from a video. They need to have a very good eye for posture and other things.

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