“The Theory of Relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition.” These few profound words are from Albert Einstein, the world’s most recognisable genius. They foreshadow what we now know about the power of music. A little-known fact about Einstein is that he was introduced to music at a very early age. Throughout his life, he played both the violin and piano.
If Einstein’s parents had not introduced him to music or if he had been taught music with a drill and kill approach, he may well have hated the experience. He would have gained little advantage from what we now see as perhaps the only universal human language.