Dr. Albert Einstein, Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner, and Musician: Madeline’s Monthly Article & Musical Tips Blog & Radio Show for June 2023.
Our blog and Radio Show celebrate the life and work of Dr. Albert Einstein, Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner, and Musician. Many of the world’s physicists, chemists, engineers, teachers, researchers, medical doctors, scientists, mathematicians, and others have studied and played musical instruments since they were children. These eminent individuals have integrated music into their thinking process. Also included is an article on the Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument and fun ways to learn during summer vacation. Our article of the month is “Budgeting Your Way to Success” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D.
Radio Feature Question for June 2023: How did Classical music play a part of Dr. Albert Einstein’s life as a Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner, and musician and which musical instrument did he play?
Our fascinating Radio Show Feature Question for December 2007: How did Dr. Albert Einstein conceive his “Theory of Relativity?”
Albert Einstein as a child was a very poor student in school. His teachers said “he was too stupid to learn.” How did he become one of the smartest men of the Twentieth Century?
Albert’s Mother, Pauline Koch Einstein never never gave up on her son. She was an accomplished pianist and she bought Albert a violin at the age of 6. As he learned to play the violin his mother would accompany him on the piano. His mother introduced him to his favorite composer Mozart.At the age of 13 “he was aroused by Mozart into an awareness of the mathematical structure of music” (Clark, 1984, p.29).
Albert studied the violin and became quite good at it. He found his inspiration to do his school work and to later solve his scientific investigations by playing on his violin.
“His music as he would explain on occasions, was in some ways an extension of his thinking processes, a method of allowing the subconscious to solve particularly tricky problems. Einstein’s eldest son has said, 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”.
Dr. Einstein said, “Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music, I see my life in terms of music.”
Albert Einstein won his Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Dr. Einstein played concerts in his home with his scientist friends and other musicians regularly. He played violin and piano duets on his violin, which he called Lena, with Max Planck, Father of Quantum Theory on piano and with Paul Ehrenfest, Vienna born physicist and skilled pianist. Einstein also played duets with his good friend, Max Born, Quantum Physicist and wonderful pianist. (The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55 Max Born, Albert Einstein)
“In 1929, Einstein visited Belgium and was invited to the royal palace to play chamber music with Queen Elizabeth. The Queen, formerly Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria, was an ardent violinist and supporter of the arts, including the famed Brussels Competition, which she originated.” (Albert Einstein: The Violinist by Peregrine White)
Dr. Einstein played Mozart Sonatas with Robert Casadesus and also performed a benefit concert for the American Friends Service Committee for Refugee Children of England with Gaby Casadesus, a magnificent pianist.
Dr. Einstein every Wednesday at his home held music sessions with Nicholas Harsanyi, violinist and conductor, and with Valentine Bargmann, a Princeton University scientist who specialized in mathematical physics, and was a wonderful pianist.
David Rothman, owner of a Department Store in Southold, Long Island and an Amateur violinist and astronomer, became a friend of Dr. Einstein’s when he came in to buy sandals. Rothman lived near Dr. Einstein’s summer cottage at Nassau Point. They enjoyed musical evenings twice a week at Rothman home where Rothman invited other musicians to come and play Haydn quartets.
Dr. Albert Einstein was one of the world’s greatest scientists. He was a Physicist, Nobel Prize winner, lifelong musician, husband, father, and grandfather.
Fun learning activities for summer vacation:
- Are you planning to take your child on vacation this summer? How about having a journal for your child to write in about their vacation? Ask them what they learned about each place they visited and what did they enjoy most about each place? (Two or three line.) Go with your child to the library to find a book to read about the place you are visiting!
- Ask your child to help you cook dinner for the family by having them help you with a recipe. Pick a recipe from the place you and your children are visiting. They will be reading and assisting in measuring out ingredients, which will help them in both math and science.
- The local science and history museums offer classes for children. Find one that will be most interesting to your child. Buy and build models of Rockets, planes, or ships….
- Go to the beach with your children and build sand castles, and Rockets from sand, sea grass, sea weed, and shells. Don’t forget the mot on the Castle.
- Have your child help you make up Flash Cards in bright colors and letters to learn multiplication tables and vocabulary words.
“Budgeting Your Way to Success” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D., DTM
Forbes magazine said, “78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck”.
Several of my university students have told me “their finances are a mess and their mortgage loans on their cars and houses are too high. They felt overwhelmed by their finances.” I shared with them my Momma’s wisdom of budgeting and banking for their success.
You have overdrawn your bank account for the third time. Your rent check has bounced, your power bill check has bounced, your monthly insurance payment has bounced and your car has just broken down. Your bank has charged a transaction fee of $35 per bounced check. This is the fastest way to double what you actually owe by adding all of these extra charges.
My Momma, Romayne Leader Frank, a lawyer and counselor, taught her clients and me how to budget our money. During my high school years Momma taught me 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 paycheck, after taxes were deducted from the pay check, in the bank. Then I would pay all my bills and take out only the necessary amount for food and necessities. The remaining money went into my savings account. As a college student in New York City, I always had a job to help me pay for tuition, apartment rent, utilities, and food.
So, let’s get started and think this out together. You want everything in your budget. Whether it’s your personal or business finances, you have to have a plan in place for your success and you need to learn to budget your money.
What are the eight questions you need to answer to build your budget?
- Are you withholding enough money from your wages to pay for taxes?
- How much money do you earn each month after taxes?
- How much is your rent or mortgage payment each month?
- How much is your power bill, gas bill, water bill, sewer bill, telephone, cell phone and insurance for your apt/house, self and for the car each month?
- How much does it cost to put gas in the car each week to go from home to work and then return home? Multiply the total amount by 4.
- How much does it cost in groceries each week? Multiply the total amount by 4.
- How much will it cost for entertainment and new clothes per week? Multiply the total amount by 4.
- Are you budgeting for unforeseen consequences such as family emergencies, loses not covered by insurance, emergency travel and other events? Include an amount per week and multiply by 4.
All your expenses need to be included in your budget. Once you have written down your total amounts for your bills/expenses per month you subtract them from your monthly pay check that you will be receiving after taxes. The amount that is left is the beginning of your rainy-day fund to invest for your future to eventually buy a car or a house.
The concept is to spend only what you have and to stay on budget. You cannot buy frivolous things that you do not need and cannot afford. You have to stay within your budget.
By having your budget in place, you will know exactly how much money you have left over every month to begin saving for your future.
Remember you cannot spend what you do not have.
By following these steps and learning how to budget your money, you will be budgeting your way to success. © 2019 Madeline Frank
(This is our fourth article on teaching you, to take hold of your finances.)
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“Benefits of Learning an Instrument” (August 6, 2022) by Buddy Iahn
How can learning to play a musical instrument improve your academic work? Studying a musical instrument “improves academic performance by teaching you to focus and concentrate on your work. It also relieves stress, provides you wth a sense of achievement, teaches you to perform with other students in band and orchestra, and increases mental and physical well-being.”
“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 easy 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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Wishing you and your family a Happy Father’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, an amazon.com best-selling author, researcher, speaker, conductor, and concert artist. She has discovered a scientific link between studying a musical instrument 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) 2023 Madeline Frank.