I took my first flute lesson when I was at the elementary school. I was so lucky to have a teacher that taught us how to learn scores and how to play. After some years, our class was really good in playing!
Our teacher played the flute and I was fascinated by this instruments, so I asked my parents to buy me one and my teacher to give me some lesson. Unfortunately, I only lasted a couple of years...
Years later I began to play the flute again by myself and I tried to have some more lesson, but time management is really hard now
In any case, learning to play the flute when I was so young helped me in playing all the different ethnic flutes I bought years later!