Read this article from Johns Hopkins Medicine here: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_mind/keep-your-brain-young-with-music
Read Time Magazine’s take: http://time.com/5254381/listening-to-music-health-benefits/
And go across the pond by reading the Scottish Ensemble’s article on music’s effect on brain, body and soul: https://scottishensemble.co.uk/magazine/pause-effects-of-music-on-brain-body-soul/
Physician Robert Gupta makes a moving case for the need for and benefits of music in our lives. He starts out by playing the violin; talk starts at 2:50.