There have been numerous studies showing that playing a musical instrument has significant positive effects on the brain. The studies show that, no matter what your age, playing an instrument makes you smarter, happier and more productive.
Listening to music is good, but playing it is even better!
Below are a few short and interesting videos that illustrate the life-long positive effects of playing a musical instrument.
This is Your Brain on Music
Why You Shouldn't Quit Your Music Lessons
How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain
How Does Music Affect the Brain: 16 Great Benefits
Reunited: A Short Film about Music and the Human Spirit
Being a musician is a never ending journey of discovery!