We have discussed early childhood music education. His opinion was that education should start as early as possible. It should take the child's wishes into consideration. He first started with piano, but violin suited him much better.
He believes the first educator is extremely important. However, the attitude of the teacher, his ability to motivate the kid is perhaps even more important than the pure technical knowledge.
Another thing that is very important with learning music is discipline. It is mostly about creating a habit of regular practice. It may be just 5 minutes every day at the beginning, but it has to be regular. He even documented all his practice time and he finds that approach useful.