I recently ordered a keyboard, and I plan to buy online courses to learn the piano and theory. I can afford a teacher, however, due to some circumstances in my life, it's hard to attend the lessons at a specific time during the day. I do plan to get a piano teacher somewhere at the end of the next year.
Would it be a good idea to learn the piano and the theory online? Can I get decent at it by learning on my own? I do assume a teacher would be able to point out mistakes earlier, whereas on my own it would take more time to find out my mistakes and I might then have to unlearn those. However, since I do plan to get a teacher next year, would learning the piano and theory on my own right now still benefit me?
Some more information about me:
I'm 26 years old
I can practice the piano daily 45-60 minutes
I have almost no prior knowledge of music theory, other than I do know what notes, accidentals, octaves are.