Music’s effect on learning: parts of the brain, how music works and info on music to study to. I appreciate that they note the complexity of music the brain areas involved in it, and don't assume there's one brain region that "does music.
Why reading? The Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Music - "Students who learn music at an early age are more likely to excel in other extracurricular activities. They are also three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree.