Originally Posted by Thaard
If you want to make something out of your playing, I strongly suggest getting a piano-teacher so you get to know the basics. That's what I'm doing now, and it has cleared up a lot of frustrations regarding technique and general playing. It also helpful for reading and understanding notes.
Yes, a teacher is a must. You need someone to keep you accountable. Find someone cute if possible. It makes you want to go to lessons more. :)