Einstein did not finish school, or so the story goes. he was, however, an accomplished violinist. When he became stuck on a problem he would put the problem aside and play around on his violin until his mind became clear and he could finish the problem.
Creativity is important especially in children as they can take ideas past the point of which we think is wrong, and although it will not always be a perfect outcome, it has the potential to become something great. Without taking risks we can never be great. This is why music education, along side the rest of the arts, should not be a strict style, but a free style in which the teacher assists the children to find their own voice, and confidence, and keep their brains free of the restraints that we have had ‘educated’ into us.