Check out this fun article on the most musical American presidents. I’ll summarize them quickly, but you should really read the original.
10. FDR – played organ
9. Chester Arthur – played banjo
6,7,8: JQA, John Tyler, Woodrow Wilson
JQA played flute
JT and WW: played violin
5. Harry S. Truman: dedicated piano player who continued to play throughout presidency. performances can be viewed on YouTube.
4. Bill Clinton – playing the sax got him elected
3. Richard Nixon – accomplished pianist, violinist and accordionist who also did some composing
2. Thomas Jefferson: played violin, cello, and clavichord and was known to practice 3hrs/day
1. Warren G. Harding – “played every instrument but the slide trombone and the E-flat cornet.”
- Holly Munson: America’s (Presidents) Got Talent (huffingtonpost.com)