"Is Music the Key to Success?" (New York Times, By JOANNE LIPMAN Published: October 12, 2013)
Things you need for your life such as passion, dedication and discipline can be gained through music lessons and ensemble playing. It doesn't matter if you pursue music career or not. Children might not realize how music education is helping them (I certainly did not!) but by sticking to what they set out to do, they are definitely building a strong will power. That's just one small portion of what they gain. I can make an endless list...
"A Better Way to Practice" (Life Hacker, by Noa Kageyama Published: August 31. 2012)
Right, "mindless" practice won't do any good. My students should use my practice guide which leads you to think what and how to practice.