TED TALK-Aren't you glad you're a musician! It's never too late to become one. Check out the benefits of playing an instrument.
This video pretty much sums it up! There are so many benefits to music as you can see from this video.
I have always been a big proponent of Music Education (yes, a bias, BUT....) I am also a big proponent of the value of every subject in the school system and how they can all help the student to be a better learner. This is why the Arts should be valued even more!
If ever you or others around say that 'music is not a life skill'-(a phrase I have heard over and over again), show them this video and hopefully they will have a different perspective.
I have personally witnessed many benefits of music, not only in my life, but as a music teacher and from the Music and Medicine conferences I have attended in Toronto. There is alot of power within the Arts (Music, Dance, Art, Drama) and hope that you experience them, if not, why not start some music lessons today??!