A few articles to encourage and inspire you and your family to pursue music!
"Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science"
If your parents ever submitted you to regular music lessons as a kid, you probably got in a fight with them once or twice about it. Maybe you didn't want to go; maybe you didn't like practicing. But we have some bad news: They were right. It turns out that all those endless major scale exercises and repetitions of "Chopsticks" had some incredible effects on our minds
"How playing an instrument benefits your brain"
A Ted Talks segment by Anita Collins addressing your brain and music.
"This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain"
Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement.
"Never Too Late To Learn An Instrument
If you have the urge to make music but never had lessons as a kid — or quite before you got any good — don't despair. Sure, most professional musicians started when they were young. But neuroscientists and music teachers alike say it's never too late. And it turns out, the biggest hurdles aren't stiff hands or an aging brain.