Why music is good for you

Music should indeed be celebrated (and studied) as a gymnasium for the mind; but ultimately its value lies with the way it enriches, socializes and humanizes us qua music.

A survey of the cognitive benefits of music makes a valid case for its educational importance. But that’s not the best reason to teach all children music…

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100720/full/news.2010.362.html

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