Perhaps the biggest lesson I re-learned at the Midwest Clinic is that the goal of any sort of music making should always be making music! Music should never be a "chore" or something that anyone feels like they "have to do." Sure, there is work involved in developing technique, but the goal should ALWAYS be self-expression!
Just to prove that anyone can understand the intricacies and subtleties of how to express themselves through music at any age and any skill level, check out this video. I promise it will make you smile!