Hey! Awesome on getting into paddling! Its such a great sport whether you want to boat the gnar or simply enjoy mellow runs, play boating, comradery, or whatever!
I live in Boulder and like to paddle mellow stuff and although I am no teacher, I am happy to get out in mellow or flat water and work on basic strokes/rolls/etc... I have a creeking clinic/lesson coming up and am not sure how the guy that I am getting the clinic from operates, but I will double check with him and then give you the info on that.
I wish that when I first got into paddling that I had thrown down some dough and learned from someone that CAN TEACH rather than trying to pick it up on my own... this would have saved me from a lot of bad habits and "less than" technique...
Again, GOOD ON YA for wanting to get out there!
I am hoping to get in my boat thursday morning and would be happy to meet up with you. Do you have boat/gear/roll?
Give me a call if you want to try to get together.
Also, FIBARK is this weekend and they may have some clinics going on there, I'm not sure though. It should be a good time with a bunch of good people either way