"Research shows piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts.
Second Graders were divided into three groups: one group received private piano lessons. A second group received private computer lessons. The third group received no training.
Those children who received piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than the others-even those who received computer training.
"Spatial-temporal" is basically proportional reasoning-ratios, fractions, proportions and thinking in space and time. This concept has long been considered a major obstacle in the teaching of elementary math and science."
Reference: Suburban Parent Magazine January 2012
Neurological research, February 28th 1997