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.
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." Just in case you didn't know :)