Why is it advantageous to learn to play a musical instrument in your adult years


This question begets a much more fundamental question namely why is it advantageous to learn a musical instrument at all? I will, however, proceed on the premises that the reader is convinced of the benefits of being able to play an instrument reasonably well at an early age, the only question now remaining, is if it is worth your while to put in the time and effort at a later stage of your life. It is not only about being able to play “The Moonlight Sonata” faultlessly at a party to impress your friends with Coldplay's’ newest “Hot” play but in [...]