Learning music will also help expand your child's attention span. They will have to learn to focus for longer and longer periods of time, which may be extremely difficult for some children at first, but having a teacher to work with them one on one will eventually help them succeed. This will crossover to their studies at school and they will have an easier time focusing in class.
Many parents are afraid if they give their child an instrument, they will break it. Though accidents do sometimes happen, most children will learn the responsibility of caring for an instrument. They will have to learn to clean/oil the instrument and to be careful and not drop the instrument so it won't get damaged.
The child will grow up with a lifetime appreciation for music. They will be more likely to attend concerts, enjoy playing as a hobby alone and with friends, and have a basic knowledge of music they can share as adults.