This is my introductory post. I'm glad to join this wonderful community.
I am 65 years old and play classical guitar since 46 years. At age 10 I started to learn flute at school. My first guitar (a bad one) I got at the age of 17, and a decent guitar combined with (kind of) professional teaching at the age of 19. About 4 years later, already equipped with a "Hense" guitar, I applied to study music at Musikhochschule Hamburg. There was an entrance examination, and I made it. But since I had only 4 years of regular training, my technical skills at that time were not excellent. So I was put on a wait. I took private lessons with my favorite professor from Musikhochschule for a couple of years, but I got no permission to study officially at Musikhochschule. So I finally gave up and studied something else, German literature, which I finished as a Master of Art degree.
From age 24 to 30 I worked as a guitar teacher, first at a private school (teaching beginners) and later at "Hamburger Jugendmusikschule". From age 26 to 30 I also played electric guitar in rock and rythm&blues bands, and sang Bob Dylan and Donavan songs as a street performer. At age 30 I returned to play classical guitar. My favorite epoches are Baroque, Renaissance, and Modern (20th century).
Since age 30 till retirement (right now) I worked as journalist writing about science and technology. I continued to play classical guitar, but not always with daily exercises. There were periods when I practiced a lot (many hours a day), and others when I played only once per week. My playing level stayed elevated, one could say semi-professional. About five years ago I started to practice every day again, playing between one and three hours daily. I managed to play fluently and with adequate techniques difficult pieces like "Chaconne d-minor" (Bach) and "La Catedral" (Barrios). I currently work on many different pieces, mainly Bach (Lute suites, fugue in a-minor BWV 1000, fugue for violin BWV 1003), Leopold S. Weiss (Fantasie d-minor) Villa-Lobos (Chorus No. 1), Barrios, Leo Brouwer, A. Lauro (Valses), Mudarra (Fantasia X) etc. I currently have a repertoire of about 20 pieces that I can play fluently by heart. I also play some Bossa Nova (Baden Powell style). My plan is to play classical guitar as a street performer in Hamburg, starting in summer 2018. My mothertongue is German, but I am also fluent in English and Spanish. I lived in the U.S. for 1.5 years and more than three years in Mexico.