Psychologist, Agnes S. Chan, PhD, at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, did a study on group of boys ages 6 to 15 years old and found that their verbal memory increased the longer they took music lessons. But, what is even more interesting is once they stopped taking them their memory skills were unchanged. She states,
This proves the lasting impact that music can have on an individual throughout their lifetime. Music is always sharpening our minds, and evolving our thought process.