Music involves more parts of the brain than any other function that people perform.
Music training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. There is also a causal link between music and spatial intelligence. Musicians can visualize various elements that ‘go together’ which is critical to the sort of thinking necessary for everything from solving advanced mathematics to organizational skills. Music study offers an internal glimpse of other cultures, promoting empathy and compassion. Music students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence through independent and group practice which enhances harmonious teamwork and self-discipline.
Music develops skills necessary in the workplace because it focuses on ‘doing’ and the ability to ‘perform’ in any circumstance. Musicians are multidimensional with the ability to be flexible, cooperative and better communicators. Music performance teaches how to take risks and conquer fears; something that will occur continually throughout life.