Clarkson Piano Studio: Promoting Excellence in Piano and in Life!
There seems to be the connection between smart people and their music-making -
From ancient times and geniuses of Plato, Pythagoras; Leonardo DaVinci; masters like - Tchaikovsky (mathematician) and Borodin (Chemist) to Wernher von Braun "The Father of Modern Rocket Science" who was cellist and pianist; Fletcher Henderson – Jazz legend /physics/math professor; John Lynch - a NASA Scientist and performing musician, to name a few.
Our kids may not turn out to be concert pianists, but they may become fantastic writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers…because they have been provided the immeasurable opportunity of musical training that boosts the thinking and helps develop multiple life skills.
then the giants of Albert Einstein (piano, violin), Werner von Braum “the
father of rocket science” (piano, cello) or India’s top nuclear scientist and
pianist, the late Dr. Raja Ramanna who all shared the common “blend” of musical
training and superb achievement. Medical professionals and researchers are
often serious musicians – just like Dr. Gordon Shaw (UCI) or Canada’s Dr.
Robert Zattore, World renowned neuroscientist/pianist. Many prominent public
figures are seriously into music, too – Pope Benedict, Allan Greenspan,
Condoleezza Rice to name a few.
CLARKSON Piano Studio - Celebrating the human greatness:
Music undoubtedly served as the principal source of inspiration and his intuitive thinking.
Albert Einstein stated in no uncertain terms that the Theory of Relativity was a "musical thought" that came to him intuitively.
In fact music served Albert Einstein in all aspects of his life.
Maja Einstein, Albert Einstein's sister:
"After playing piano, he would get up saying 'There, now I've got it', Something in the music would guide his thoughts in new and creative directions." (Jamie Sayen, 1985."Einstein in America", p26).
Hans Einstein, Albert Einstein's son:
"Whenever he felt that he had come to the end of the road or into a difficult situation in his work, he would take refuge in music, and that would usually resolve all his difficulties" (Ronald W. Clark, 1971. "Einstein. The Life and Times". p106).
Clarkson Piano Studio: Presenting the real-life stories of successful piano-trained professionals
Another professional, in this case NASA engineer, musically trained with Degree in Piano Performance and passionate about music to this day...
"Debbie always wanted to play the piano. It was the love of her life. While other kids were playing outside, she was inside practicing. It was the same in music college and playing with the band. She missed countless parties, holidays...."
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Remembering: Dr. Raja Ramanna
Widely considered as "The Father Of India's Nuclear Program", World-renowned nuclear scientist late Dr. Raja Ramanna's academic brilliance was accompanied with the study and love for music. His instrument: piano.
A multi-faceted personality, Ramanna was a gifted musician, and could play the piano as dextrously as he could speak about atomic energy. Music was close to his heart ...more