Train Both Sides of Your Brain!!
There have been numerous scientific studies proving that the taking of music lessons significantly increases the language skills and mathematical skills of young people. For older folks, taking music lessons helps to deter the onset of dementia related diseases. Taking music lessons helps both sides of the brain connect with one another -- it actually strengthens the health of your brain!
When we listen to music, we automatically have a certain emotional connection. Listening to music, as the old saying goes: "calms the savage beast." Music calms us down, or it can lift our spirits. Plus, making music is fun!!
Learning a New Language
Reading music is really not that hard. Can you say: A-B-C-D-E-F-G? Backwards? G-F-E-D-C-B-A? Types of notes and musical symbols help us to read and interpret our piece of music (not every piece of music is a "song".)
Dexterity and Eye-Hand Coordination
Just like the act of throwing a ball, playing piano is very similar: the EYE sees the note on the page, the BRAIN interprets the information, the HAND makes the appropriate reaction to the EYE and the BRAIN, thus producing the strike of the key which then produces the sound of MUSIC! (EAR)