Have you been admiring those skaters gliding pass you gracefully?
It looks so easy and relax. Just put one foot in front of the other and roll, as simple as walking. However, you weren't born walking. You had to learn how to stand and balance, and in the process you spent a considerable amount of time on your backside.
Don't let a few unsuccessful attempts dampen your passion to roll. Everyone is unique and has different background. Some tend to have good balancing instinct by nature, some are not. Learning to skate isn't difficult if you endorse a systematic learning program. An experienced and certified skating coach will know the most effective and safest ways for you to pick up and enjoy skating.
Some may ask why does one need to take lessons to learn skating? Isn't skating can be self-learnt? Yes, skating can be self-learnt... but not to everyone. You may excel in certain sport but weak in another. So if you know you are weak in skating but you really want to skate well. Get a certified skating coach to guide you to skate properly and safely.
Then again, some may say they have friends who can skate and they can learn from them. I had students who started to learn skating from friends but ended up taking formal skating lessons with me. We have to understand that if a person can skate, it doesn't mean he can teach. A coach must able to display a confident level of skills and explain the sequent of steps in a skill. By just showing how good you can skate and ask someone to follow will not work for everyone. You also need someone who must be very patient and can commit a regular period of times to teach. Doing ad-hoc basis will probably erode your momentum and enthusiastic to learn.
I have been coaching inline skating since 2003. I coach only small private classes. All my students have to form their own groups and engage me as their coach. Students will not be allowed to walk-in to any existing classes. So there will be no embarrassing moments in front of strangers.
My private skating class is good for family bonding between the parents and children. There are so much fun and laughter in the lessons. In the class, the family learn to understand and tolerate each others too.
Students can choose where and when (depend on my availability) to have the skating lessons. For instance, lessons can be conducted near the students' houses or work places, i.e. void deck, basketball/badminton courts, parks and roof level of the multistory car parks, so that the students and their parents will not waste times and fares on traveling.
In my web site, I've briefly introduced myself and my coaching program. It may not be as informative as some web sites from some skating schools, it does have the essential information you want.
ICP certified skating coach
When are you going to learn if you don't do it now?
The best method to learn is DO it; not think or say.