A person is able to devise more imaginative solutions and ideas to accomplish this.
In artistic and musical self expression, a person has unlimited options and possibilities.
There is no right or wrong way of doing things.
Learning in this manner can easily carry over into everyday life situations, allowing for thinking outside the box.
Closely related to creative thinking is the use and implementation of spatial intelligence. Spatial intelligence involves mental visualization and manipulation of images of the world around. The ability to creatively solve problems or visualize the world around are extremely useful life skills.
It has also been widely noted that students of music on average do better in school and on standardized tests.