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Composers and their dads: famous fathers in classical music
Franz Theodor, not to be confused with his son Franz Peter, wasn't an accomplished musician. He was, however, a well-respected schoolmaster, and taught his son at his school in Vienna. Franz the elder taught the young composer the basics of the violin, while he learned the piano from his brother, but by the age of seven, Schubert needed more comprehensive musical instruction, so learned from the local organist, Michael Holzer.