Our kids need to learn how to develop their creative sensibilities in order to design the safer, more prosperous, and more sustainable future we want for them. It turns out that music facilitates this process. By listening to music, our brains enter what is known as "mind-wandering mode." When a mind is free to wander, it is more likely to generate connections between concepts that are not previously linked. This is how "Big Ideas" are born.
So, in addition to making us feel good, music can make us more innovative. Check out this article for more information.