We are dedicating this Mother’s Day blog to Mothers, who are their children’s role models and teachers, putting their children’s welfare first. One mother recently said, “Mothers are the quiet unsung heroes!” Mothers are more concerned about their children’s needs than their own. Music is a powerful tool for motivating, inspiring, educating, and soothing pain. Remember no one is immune to the power of music! Parents remember to have classical music on your family’s iPod or iPhone.
Nora Giannoni is our Radio Show’s “Top Graduating High School Senior for 2019”. We will share her work with you in our blog and Radio Show. Also, we have an article on great thinkers who are musicians and listen to classical music. Studying a musical instrument develops millions of new connections, synapses, between nerve cells in the brain. Many of the world’s scientists, medical doctors, mathematicians, engineers, economists, finance experts, teachers, dentists, accountants, and others have studied and played musical instruments since they were children. These eminent individuals have integrated music into their thinking process. Our article of the month is “Pennies Today Equals Prosperity Tomorrow” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D. This article is the first of four articles on teaching you, to take hold of your finances.
Feature Question for May 2019: Nora Giannoni how does Classical music play a part of your life as our Radio Show’s “Top Graduating High School Senior for 2019” and what musical instruments do you play?
Nora Giannoni is our Radio Show’s “Top Graduating High School Senior for 2019”. She is a top scholar, dancer, athlete, and musician. Nora has earned a grade point average of 3.9 at Stuyvesant High School in New York City.
Nora was born on January 30, 2001 to Marc and Gil Giannoni in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She grew up in New York City. Nora says, “My mother is a nose—which means she makes perfumes—and my father is an economist. My father played the accordion from the ages of 7-20.”
Dr. Frank: “When did you begin studying the piano, who was your teacher, and do you play any other musical instruments?
Nora: “I began studying the piano with Dr. Monica Verona when I was 5 years of age in kindergarten and continue to study with Dr. Verona. On March 30, 2019, Saturday, I performed as a piano soloist, Franz Liszt’s “Consolation in D-Flat Major, S. 172, No. 3” in Concert at Bloomingdale’s School of Music’s Piano Project Festival. I learned to play the trumpet and the flute in school.”
Dr. Frank: “Do you have any siblings and do they study musical instruments too?”
Nora: “I have an older brother who also learned to play the piano and the trumpet, and he is a large part of the reason why I chose to study piano. I also have a younger brother. He plays the piano and started learning to play the trumpet in school this year.”
Dr. Frank: “Who is your favorite composer and what is your favorite piece?”
Nora: “My favorite piece is Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”
Dr. Frank: “What was your favorite subject in middle school and high school and who was your favorite teacher?”
Nora: “In middle school, my favorite subject was always math, though in high school, my interests expanded. My favorite subjects became chemistry and neurobiology—essentially any science. My favorite teacher in high school is definitely my chemistry teacher, Dr. Steven O’Malley. He taught me AP Chemistry in my junior year, and now teaches my Organic Chemistry class in my senior year. He is always so energetic and passionate about the subject.”
Dr. Frank: “Did your mother and father inspire you in Math and Science?
Nora: “My parents definitely served as my inspiration. My father was an economics professor for a long time, and always helped me with math when I had trouble. It was my favorite subject growing up, and it had been his too, so we bonded over our common strengths. My mother studied pharmacy in college and is very passionate about science. Though her job as a perfumer has a lot to do with creativity, art, and fashion, she and I share a love for the sciences
Dr. Frank, “Nora what academic awards and honors have you received in high school?”
Nora: “Throughout high school, I have been a member of my school’s Model United Nations team. I am part of the National Chinese Honor Society, an honor I received in my junior year of high school, after many years of studying Mandarin and Chinese culture.”
Dr. Frank: “In middle school and high school did you tutor other students?”
Nora: “I have tutored other students in math, physics, and SAT preparation.”
Dr. Frank: “When did you begin studying dance?
Nora: “I began taking dance classes at the age of 3.”
Dr. Frank: “What sports have you played in middle school and high school and in what positions?”
Nora: “In middle school, I was point guard on the girls’ basketball team. In high school, I joined the fencing team. I have also been dancing since the age of 3.”
Dr. Frank: “During your summers in high school did you have a summer job, internship or a place you worked?”
Nora: “Yes. Between my freshman and sophomore years, I volunteered at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai. Though I spent the following summer focused on training for fencing, I worked in research at the Icahn School of Medicine (in the Center for Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials) during the summer from my junior year to my senior year.”
Dr. Frank: “Where would you like to attend college and what would you like to major in?”
Nora: “I am still deciding which school I will attend, but I would like to major in chemistry, and follow a pre-med track.”
Dr. Frank: “How has studying the piano helped you in school?”
Nora: “Studying the piano has not only helped me learn discipline, but it has also taught me musicality. I definitely would have had more difficulty with learning to dance and playing other instruments had I not studied the piano. The piano has also helped me in math and logical reasoning, as it has a lot to do with counting and fractions.”
Dr. Frank: “Nora Giannoni we are honored to have you as our Radio Show’s “Top Graduating High School Senior for 2019”. Thank you for sharing your work.”
“Pennies Today Equals Prosperity Tomorrow” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D.
Developing the discipline of saving and investing is paying yourself first.
My friend Stewart taught his teenage daughter to save 40 cents out of each $1 she earned, beginning with her first job. She continued to do this through high school, college, and with her jobs as an adult. She now is the proud owner of two condos. Learn to save your money for your future car, house, condo, or other necessity and teach your family and friends to do this too.
My Momma, Romayne Leader Frank, taught me in high school, to make a budget of my expenses, to keep a ledger of the money going into the bank and the money to be paid out for expenses. She also taught me to put my entire pay check in the bank, to pay all my bills, and to take out only the necessary amount for food and spending money. The remaining money went into my savings account. As a college student, I always had a job to help me pay my tuition, my apartment rent, utilities, and food.
So, start today to save your pennies and begin your prosperity for tomorrow. © 2019 Madeline Frank
If you need a speaker contact Madeline at: [email protected]
“Why Geniuses Listen to Classical Music and You Should Too” (Nov. 17, 2018) by Regina Leuwer from Idagio Magazine. The New York Times in its 2013 feature article, “asked the following question: “What is it about serious musical training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields?”
For example, “Condoleezza Rice trained as a concert pianist; finance whizz and billionaire Bruce Kovner a musician who trained at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School. “Look carefully”, the writer says, “and you’ll find musicians at the top of almost any industry.”
What are the qualities “music has sharpened” of “these high achievers?” “Collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas.”
“The Secret of Teaching Science & Math Through Music” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D. is available in book form, and newly updated as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, or iBook:
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“Musical Notes On Math” by Dr. Madeline Frank teaches your child fractions and decimals, the fun way, through the rhythm of music, Winner of the Parent To Parent Adding Wisdom Award is available in book form, newly updated as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, or iBook.
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Tips on how to use “Musical Notes On Math”
Madeline’s Midnight Melodies- Music From around the World”. This CD complements her books with a blend of dance music, gigues, tangos, ballet and favorites including “Danny Boy”, Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro”, Debussy’s “Claire De Lune” and others. “Madeline’s Midnight Melodies” is music to relax by and to move by for music therapy. “Madeline’s Midnight Melodies” CD is now available for purchase by downloading a song, downloading the album, or by CD by clicking below:
Dr. Madeline Frank’s book “Leadership on a Shoestring Budget” is available through amazon. To order your copy of “ Leadership On A Shoestring Budget” as an e-book on Kindle click on the following link:
Wishing you and your family a Happy Mother’s Day from your Non-Invasive Medicine…Music Expert, Madeline
For over 30 years, Dr. Madeline Frank has helped children and adults overcome problems through Classical music. Madeline Frank, Ph.D., DTM is an award-winning teacher, author, researcher, speaker, conductor, and concert artist. She has found a scientific link between studying and/or listening to musical instruments and academic and societal success. Madeline Frank earned her Bachelor and Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Her education has included scholarships at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and the University of Cincinnati and she has a violin performance diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts. (C) 2019 Madeline Frank.