Do You Want to Be a Musician or Do You Just Want to Learn to Play Songs?

Whenever I meet a student for the first time I ask them a few questions:
Why would you wish to learn how to play the guitar?
What is your favorite kind of music?
Who would be your favorite artists/bands?
The previous question constantly baffles them. The frequent reaction to this question would be,"Can there be a gap?"
If a student simply wants to learn how to play tunes then I find the tunes they enjoy, work out it in various keys and teach them the chords along with whatever else they should perform the song just the way that they listen to it. This way is quite effective in them learning how to perform the tunes they love and also in developing a repertoire extremely fast.
I find the students who prefer this method want rapid results and do not mind not understanding any audio theory. Their objective is to simply play tunes and have fun. I, also, have a great deal of fun teaching them. One reason I enjoy this procedure is I do not need to enter heavy music concept particulars.
For people who are interested in being serious musicians my strategy differs. We develop a repertoire of tunes slowly, however they know each and every detail about songs - reading, theory, chords, scales, arpeggios, improvisation etc.
This procedure is highly involved and instructs the student how to think as a musician, the way to listen as a musician and also how to do as a musician. From the conclusion of the classes the student can walk to virtually any test and pass with flying colors, they'll have the ability to pick up any piece of audio, browse it and play with it.
It is about understanding how chords work in combination with scales, it is about understanding how to use chords, scales and arpeggios to improvise and make fresh melodies and harmonies; it is about understanding what a chord is simply listening to it.
I absolutely adore this method. As much as I educate my pupils I understand so far as well every time that I go on the material.
Thus, in my estimation, there's a massive difference between simply learning how to play tunes and becoming a musician. One is better than another. The end aim is merely different. Which would you select?