This video has been around for a while, but I just recently discovered it and wanted to share it with as many people as I could, so here you go!
What I found really interesting is the difference that actually PLAYING an instrument makes, above and beyond just LISTENING to music:
- Better memory
- Better problem-solving skills
- Increased communication between brain hemispheres
- Improved planning skills and attention to detail
These benefits seem to be unique to playing and learning music and are not associated with any other type of activity – for example, sports or even other artistic activities.
So, watch this video, then get back to the piano! 🙂