NEVER sign up and pay for lessons through a salesman that won't let you talk directly to the instructor first,
TL is a bait-and switch scam. They are every bit as dishonest as a car dealer passing off their used cars as brand new and ""certifying"" them by rolling back the speedometer, detailing and selling them for MORE than new.
Their bogus ""guarantee"" is contingent on you going to all of their other ""certified"" instructors within a 50 mile radius before you can collect it and they are out of state so good luck collecting even then,
Real teachers will not have anything to do with them because the Takelessons,com pays almost as little as Best Buy and because of a deal TL has struck with Best Buy where all ""referrals"" are sent to an instructor (with a fake certification from TL).
If you see someone with an impressive bio and pic, they are either lying about the lessons (after being coached by TL) or TL is lying about them being a part of the TL ""staff