I'm the founder of the ravelry-based group "Berlin spinnt!" and my spinning
group "Der versponnene Salon" celebrated this year it's fifth birthday.
Regulary I give my spinning classes with a limited amount of participants. I
teach the spinning basics (even when it's a workshop about spinning on the
wheel) with a handspindle. I think that's the ideal way to learn this new
crafting technique by your heart and step by step in your own time.