It wasn't long before I'd taken at least a couple of lessons primarily to learn the rudiments of how to read music. I figured this was necessary. I had no idea that there were musicians who had learned entirely by ear and instinct and practice and innate originality. I thought I needed to know how to read. And I'm so glad I did.
However, this doesn't mean that I completely took to formal music studies. My parents couldn't afford for me to take regular guitar lessons and I didn't really want to at the time, either.