558095_373968672635050_1620242445_nMusic instruction is a gift that keeps on giving! Studies show that music instruction has a positive affect on the mind and emotions of both children and adults.  For example:

Children enrolled in music lessons show statistically higher intelligence  quotients.
(“Music Lessons Enhance IQ,” Psychological   Science, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2004)

Young children enrolled in a year of musical training showed brain changes and superior memory to children without music instruction.
(Brain, A Journal of Neurology, Oxford University Press, Sept. 2006)