You will usually find two types of early, developing musicians today: the formally-trained, and the trained by ear. When compared in the early stages of musicianship, it would appear that the self taught (or trained by ear) musicians are "better." Whether one is "better" than another is absolutely up for debate, however, I would argue that
Soccer practice? Pretty straight-forward… drop your children off at the field, cheer from the sidelines and when a great pass is made or a goal is scored, it’s obvious that they’re doing well. Dance practice? Again… drop your children off at the studio, peek through the viewing window and if they’re in synch with the rest of the class, it’s obvious that they’re probably doing well.