Finding a Teacher
If you can, it is always better to get some lessons when you start so you learn how to hold and play the instrument and do not get into bad habits early on.
Some music shops have teaching rooms attached and teachers who give lessons there regularly. There are also specialist music schools, but many teachers give lessons in their own homes too. Music shops will often be a good source on local teachers.
There are also a number of websites which list teachers in particular areas, and this can be useful. Some websites are:
There are a few teachers who offer lessons by Skype if you are in a remote area!