I started playing classical when I was 15 years old and am now 44. I stopped playing when I was 19, due to, well...life. I have recently started playing again (February 2017), and am trying not to waste any time making up those lost years. I play a number of styles of music, but want to concentrate solely on classical at this time. I would classify my playing and reading ability as intermediate (but more on the beginner side than advanced).
I took lessons from Gregory Coleman in Southern California, who has since deceased, and is greatly missed. I also took a few lessons from Frederick Noad, in Irvine, CA, to prepare for a recital. It took me three lessons to figure out that "Fred" was the Fred who wrote the book! Greg simply called him and arranged the lessons with Fred, whom he introduced as a master teacher.
I started with Classical. I worked for Round Table Pizza as a teenager, and a fellow employee brought his guitar to work and played during break. He played Tarrega's Adelita and Lagrima and Villa-Lobos' Etude No. 1, and I was in awe. I don't remember his name, but I remember the music he played. The next day, he played El Testament D'Amelia, and I went and bought a $100 nylon string guitar POS and signed up for lessons from his teacher (Greg) within a day or two.
I am currently working on Ferrer's Cantilene Espagnole and I just completed the Royal Conservatory of Music's book 3 Bridges.
I came across this site Google-ing PDF sheet music and couldn't believe this treasure trove of music existed! Thank you for your time and energy in keeping this site up and maintained.