Harmonic analysis? Whaddaya think this is, a jazz site? Classical players, just give us the music and forget about it. /sarc
On a more serious note, haha, I'm leery of exhortations masquerading as pedagogy.
Theory is not worth studying detached from practical application, without which it represents mere information suspended in midair. Take the E-G-B-D-F lines and F-A-C-E spaces of the treble cleff, what use is learning the notes on the staff independently of hunting for those notes our instrument of choice as players, and hence grounding the information in practice? None, I'd say. And so on from there.
A good teacher will not exhort, so much, as incorporate theory into the student's course of study in a graded manner which is illustrated by the student's expanding repertoire, making use of a theory method such as James McFadden's Fretboard Harmony
...with the goal, I would add, of the student being able to improvise and compose, which two skills are the benchmarks of a grasp of theory, whether intuitive or academic...
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. -W.C. Fields