Did you know the phrase "Tone Deaf" is a myth!? We are naturally born with a musical ear in order to recognise tones and inflections in the voice, i.e. learning language.
Monitoring babies listening to their mother's voice is just one of the many scientific studies which are now possible with the advancement of technology and funding in the field of Neuroscience. We now know the benefits of playing an instrument in relation to brain function and development.
They say it is most beneficial to learn before the age of 7, and that Music Education is exercise for the brain. The video below is excellent by way of explaining these concepts, and showing how music could actually change our world.
What if every child had access to music education from birth? | Anita Collins | TEDxCanberrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqgenARzlE
Article in lifehack.org on The Psychology of Music: