Re: School vs. Music
First day at university my teacher said: "You might wonder why I'm going to teach you this obsolete programming language and load you up with stupid problems you'll never see out there in the real world. Very simple, I want f@#k with your brains, pardon my french. If you survive it, you'll be so much better off."
And that's how I looked at education after that - brain fitness. The earlier you start, the easier it is to build and upkeep. BS/MS degrees are just a bonus.
So my advise would be to stick to the school and learn to balance between studies and music career. Which would be an invaluable lesson in itself.