Center for
Lifelong Music Making
Playing an Instrument


Trying to choose an instrument to play? 

Click on this amazing site to explore the sounds of: 


It's never too late to start playing an instrument!

Research studies have found that children who play an instrument have better:

  • verbal abilities
  • second language learning
  • reading achievement
  • non-verbal reasoning
  • auditory working memory
  • ability to focus in noisy environments
  • general intelligence 

Adults who learned to play instruments as children, but haven’t played them in 40 years, have:

  • better attention
  • memory
  • hearing
  • speech processing

than adults who never played an instrument.

 Contact:  Ann Kay, Director 
Center for Lifelong Music Making