Check out this fascinating article from the New York Times, which notes that many high-achieving people are also musicians – even if not by profession.
“Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? …Music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.”