Check out this article by John Rampton on music and brain function. It’s fascinating, but not surprising. Dozens and dozens of studies over the years continue to prove just how important music is for people, all the way from children and brain development through music therapy for patients with alzheimers and dementia. Music is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
With continued evidence showing how valuable music is to brain function, brain development, social functioning, academic testing, etc, etc, you wonder why schools are so quick to cut back on music, or cut it entirely.