To the op: If you want to go the self-taught route (while still having an actual "teacher"), then I'd recommend eMedia's "Piano and Keyboard Method V2.0". It's a great piece of software that I've used, and they actually just came out with a version 3, but I've only used version 2. Walks you straight from the basics and shows you what mistakes you made and how to correct them. The person instructing on that software also taught at Juilliard School of Music.

Of course, to use all of the features that the software provides, this is assuming that you still end up with a digital piano. And most nowadays will have these necessary Midi (or built-in midi USB) ports that you need. You may need to buy the cord separately, however.

Last edited by HFlame7; 06/12/10 03:32 PM.