The class I took when I bought my Sapphire, the lady asked me what I needed to know. She said most people leave their machine in the box until they come to lessons. I had taken mine out & worked through the workbook that came with it. There was really nothing that the teacher needed to show me. As I'm using the machine sometimes I have to recheck the manual because I've forgotten something, but if she has her manual & spends time going through all the book, she should be fine.