Music is a language...you can learn just like a child learns to speak.
As someone who teaches (and teaches kids) a lot it is often a challenging balance between structure and freedom. I tend to lean towards structure but know the value of self-discovery, expression and joy. Often in group classes there is chaos when there is no structure. Also, frequently people, young and old, learn habits that can get in the way and in some cases injure themselves. I'm curious as to what you and others think about this balancing act.