“The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”
Gerald Ford
Undoubtedly, music plays an important role in a country’s culture and identity. Here is a list of the most musically inclined presidents of the United States:

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Third president of the United States, played the violin & cello.
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John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848)

The sixth president of the United States, played the flute.
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John Tyler (1790 – 1862)

The tenth president of the United States, played the violin.
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Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

The sixteenth president of the United States, played the violin.
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Chester Alan Arthur (1829 – 1886)

The 21st president of the United States, played the banjo.
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Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945)

The 32nd President of the United States, played the piano and sang soprano in his school choir.
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Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)

The 28th president of the United States, played the Violin and sang tenor in his college glee club.

Woodrow Wilson during his first term as president. ca. 1910s

Warren Harding (1865-1923)

The 29th president of the United States. He once said that, “I played every instrument but the slide trombone and the E-flat cornet.”
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Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

The 30th president of the United States, played the harmonica.
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Harry Truman (1884 – 1972)

The 33rd president of the United States, played the piano.
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Richard Nixon (1913 – 1994)

The 37th president of the United States, was a classically-trained pianist and also played the accordion.
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Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

The 40th president of the United States, played the harmonica.
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Bill Clinton (born 1946)

The 42nd president of the United States, plays the saxophone.
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