Hey future Rockstar!
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how beneficial it is to learn how to play a REAL instrument. With so many synthetic sounds in music today, it seems that real instruments, like the guitar, piano, and drums, can get lost in the fray of computerized sounds and sampled music.
Much of the music made with computers does not have a unique sound, and takes away from the individual way a human plays an instrument. Musical video games such as guitar hero also take away from the delicacy and artistry it takes to play a finely tuned instrument by making kids simply tap on buttons, never really teaching them how to play outside of the TV screen.