Children who learned to play musical instruments showed up to 36% improvement in visual-spatial skills (compared to those who received other types of stimulation such as computer lessons). (Amen, Daniel G., MD. Change Your Brain Change Your Life. p 206-208. NY: Times Books, 1998.)

Studies: A window for learning instruments exists between ages 3-10. After age 10 it can be more difficult to learn to play an instrument. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. P178-179. GA: Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)