I am also interested in the effects of music on the brain - both playing and listening. We know that music really involves all parts of the brain, and is the original "brain-training". 

Over the next few months, I'll put on more information about this and some of the latest research. 

For schools, I like running workshops on "Fiddling in the Brain" which involves teaching basic brain anatomy using the fiddle and songs like this one (above)!