Tranferrable skills cultivated by music

Listening to NPR this am, I heard this wonderful story about the things that music teaches:

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/20/350083230/harmony-project-offers-more-than-just-music-in-la

In the first reporting of this story, Cory Turner focused on ways that learning music helped students to learn language.  In this second look, he finds that there are many other transferrable skills, which we linguists know are intimatey related to language as well.

What transferrable skills do your hobbies, interests, practices help you cultivate?