I am Spaniard living in Irleand (over 5 years now...time flies). As many other fellow delcampers I felt the call of the classical guitar later in life (essentially after I blown one of my ears due to an ottitis, and had to give up on electric guitar) , classical guitar offered me a way to get back to music and keep playing Bach
Along the years I thought myself to read music and to play guitar (to the extent of being able to play recuerdos or other relatively demanding pieces).I have some friends school trained on classical guitar, but never took lessons (weird working hours, so I have to thanks Yamaha for their silent guitars
On the last year I developed RSI in both hands due to my job (IT consulting....), another reason more to refocus myself into small scale instruments, as that is the only my hand can barely take in (I have 630mm panormo replica that became my bread and butter but I miss somehow big body guitars..).
Hope to have a good time around.