Passengers Who Were Musicians


Hello, all! I'm a musician that is interested in the musical life on Titanic, but especially as related to musicians who were passengers rather than the members of the "band" that were employed as musicians on the ship. I'm interested in finding passengers that were musicians, instruments makers, or were in some other way involved in the field of music; I know of a few, but I'm not sure how I should try to go about finding others. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
I believe you are supposed to include a first and last name, as I would bet dollars to navy beans that you are not the only person in here by that name.
I am a musician as well, and I can tell you that back in those days, many more people learned to play an instrument. These days there seems to be so many that are self-taught, play music via a "fake book" and ad-libbing with whatever the chord progression is, and there are even famous musicians that can't even read (or at least sight-read) music. Music instruction in schools is leaving us as fast as WW2 vets are, and the thing that really gets me annoyed is how someone will take a perfectly good song that has been successful, sample it and loop it, and then babble along with it spewing nonsense, and calling it ART. oops, I really went off on a tangent!
Okay, what I was really getting at is back in those days there were no I-pods. The popularity of a song was gauged by how many copies of the sheet music that was sold, and to a lesser extent, piano rolls. Practically every house had a piano in it, and someone in the house could play it. Sadly, this is going away. I would say the short answer would be; a good guess is that probably 10 or 15% of all the people on board,perhaps more, could play an instrument. Not all virtuosos, but more than you would find today.
I had the distinction of winning the Titanic trivia contest, and the silly talent show on the last cruise I was on!