Maybe. But is that the point? Are music lessons taken and given for instrumental reasons only?
Playing music has its own rewards.
On the other hand.
Learning to play an instrument over a number of years instills though experience and a number of instrumental values that benefit children as they progress towards adulthood.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted student and teacher of the drums.