Musical training may help children focus their attention, control their emotions, and lower their anxiety, according to the largest study of the link between playing a musical instrument and brain development. Read more here: Music Training May Improve Attention, Cut Kids' Anxiety
Playing a musical instrument develops the important neurocognitive skill known as Executive Function, which helps you focus on a topic, memorize information, and pay attention to multiple ideas simultaneously. Recent studies indicate that EF is an even stronger indicator of academic achievement than IQ! Read more here: Music Education Is Vital to Learning
Watch this TED-Ed video to discover how the activity of playing a musical instrument is like a full-brain workout.
This video gives an overview of the many benefits of music study.