Not a musician, but music is important to me and a significant part of my Bildung.
My father liked classical music and pontificated about it, my mom taught piano, and my sister and daughter are trained classical musicians.
I trained myself in jazz listening. My dad had a few recordings and I would listen to faint traces of KPFA in Berkeley, and one of those hokey "music of your life" stations to get enough big band music. Just because once in a while they would play a real song. It was hard until the mid-70s when my local college station provided me with a steady dose of Coltrane. I thought I knew a lot about jazz but it took me a while to really know anything, as with anything else.
I wasn't into the pop music of my own youth.
Late came salsa and other afro-cuban styles. I reclaimed some of the legacy of my youth and returned to classical music too. Haydn string quartets; a lot of Bach. Morton Feldman. Flamenco. My musical interests are more varied than almost anyone I know, though once again I tend to go narrow and deep rather than wide and shallow.
I've played clarinet, piano, and percussion. I sang in choirs. Now I cannot sing well.