" I just played as I felt the music. "
This is something I've always said when asked "where did I study music?"
Sure, studying music is great, but you have to feel that music or all that learning simply goes to waste.
The only music I studied was drumming but that was just for about a year but dropped it. Playing drums in an apartment just didn't cut it, especially at **ahem ** 3am. I also moved around a lot at that time.
music is all about translating feeling to sound. Understanding the musical alphabet and the mechanics of sound is simply to talk about it. One can be adept at this as Antonio Salieri was but an Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born with music in their heads.