Why learn to play a musical instrument?

Is there a reason to take the years of time and effort to learn to play a musical instrument, other than the pure pleasure of enjoying music?  If you care about brain development, there definitely is!

Making music is a remarkable “whole-brain” activity that incorporates fine muscle control with visual and auditory processing, as well as analytical thinking and emotional involvement.  And if you perform, the stakes are even higher, with  memory, concentration under pressure, and communication with the audience all being important factors.

Watch the fun video below and see what happens to your brain on music!

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