It is NEVER too late to discover the joy of music making! In fact, studies have shown that music lessons can help prevent memory loss, cognitive decline and hearing loss and improve cerebral plasticity, even when begun after the age of 65. Music lessons also bring positive physical effects, including improved coordination and balance, and increased levels of Human Growth Hormone--the chemical responsible for fighting osteoporosis, aches and pains, and even wrinkles! Plus, playing music reduces stress more than other relaxing activities like walking or reading the newspaper, and is known to alleviate depression and raise self-esteem.