I came across this quote from a famous and admirable music teacher, from whom I derive much inspiration and insight. These words, on a good day, match what I feel about the work I do. (The not-so-good days are few and far between, fortunately!)

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”
Shinichi Suzuki