Across many different industries, from the political stage to the financial realm, many of the most successful leaders have been musicians. This intriguing statistic has led the New York Times to ask: Is Music the Key to Success?
In this article by the Times, they suggest a definite link between music study and academic achievement. It presents excellent examples of high-achievers such as Condoleezza Rice who studied piano. It mentions Alan Greenspan, former chairperson of the Federal Reserve, and that he studied the clarinet. It tells of Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who studied guitar and about comedic legend Woody Allen who plays jazz clarinet.
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