A wonderful article by TIME magazine!
"It turns out that playing a musical instrument is important," said Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.
There's little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains.
Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn't otherwise hear. This helps them develop "neurophysiological distinction" between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids.