I'm currently learning how to play the piano and realizing there are actually not so many pieces that I would like to play. Over the years my taste in music has narrowed a lot. Even though I've tried to get into classical a lot of times there are few pieces that I like, and when I do they tend to be extremely complicated. Another issue it that while I like Debussy, Bach or Chopin there's always some point in their pieces where my musical excitment goes down. In other words there's no piece that really gets me excited and that I feel I have to play. In jazz I love Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gershwin and Bill Evans. The first doesn't get played much piano solo, the second and third are incredibly hard.
So this brings me to the question of whether or not spending years on learning how to read music, interpret it and so on is really worth it in a case such as mine. What I'm afraid of, and what is already happening, is that my teacher will teach me how to play with pieces I don't enjoy. I'm not blaming her by the way, she always gives me a few options. It's just that I enjoy none of these pieces enough. When I look at musicians playing stuff that I really like on YouTube I always see that in their other videos they're playing some advanced classical literature. That makes sense to me. You love the repertoire, learning it is a pleasure and you slowly get the ability to play everything musically. When I look at my case, I have doubts. What would you say?