I've been trying to learn on my own a bit and I guess it's going okaaay, but I think I'd benefit from some one-on-one instruction with a good teacher. Anyone know of some good instructors in the Phoenix area? I'm on the west side. I'm particularly interested in blues and rock/metal, and maybe a little jazz later on. And theory doesn't scare me (though I'm not all THAT interested in learning to read music right now...I could though).
I don't know much about west phoenix but i live in cave creek and there is a teacher by the name of Bill Dutcher. He is an incredible guitarist and a great teacher for many different styles.
Have you thought about having lessons on Skype. Do a google search and you might find the right tutor. Hth