I am David, from Denver, Colorado. I am a recently retired Architect of "institutional" buildings, like College buildings, libraries, etc. I had no music lessons of any kind until after college, when I discovered some latent interest and started taking piano and flute lessons simultaneously. Quickly I switched to classical guitar lessons, which I have been taking on and off (often, many years off) for 40+ years (so I consider myself a beginner.) I have been studying with Masakazu Ito for the last 9 years, and, for the first time, I feel I am making progress. I take a weekly private lesson, and a weekly ensemble group lesson. As a hobby (and a challenge) I have built 4 classical guitars, which are good, but not great. I own a very good guitar from local luthier, Larry Breslin, plus assorted other guitars of various qualities.