One thing I love about teaching music is that kids often feel the need to share their musical taste with me.
I get CD's thrust at me with the comment "Listen to this! It's really good and I think you'll love it!" Sometimes it is fantastic and I learn about a new artist that I would never have got to hear about as I think of it as a "young" person group - meaning commercialised stuff aimed at the hip pocket of the under 16.
There are times when a kid will hand me a CD and it scares the bejesus out of me. I am now thinking of a kid who put together her own CD. I listened to the first track and that was the end. The production was mediocre and the singing was very reminiscent of cat wailing. (I should know that sound as I have my own cat that demonstrates the style brilliantly.)
What I love is the fact that kids trust me enough to share themselves - either their own work, or their choice.