Elon Musk posts video of his son playing Debussy on piano for senior citizens

29 October 2019, 11:39 | Updated: 29 October 2019, 11:41

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

The son of Tesla’s billionaire CEO turns out to be a dab hand on keys…

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X, is known for keeping his private life under wraps.

But on Sunday night, Musk briefly shunned his international man of mystery status, and shared a rather lovely video of his son playing the piano for residents of a retirement home in California.

“Took my son to play piano for the seniors’ home in Pasadena,” he tweeted to his followers.

“It was lovely to see them smile.”

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Upon the request of a follower, Musk followed up his tweet with a 30-second clip of his son’s charming rendition of Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1.

The video, in which a number of elderly residents can be seen enjoying young Musk’s performance, has been viewed nearly 150,000 times on Twitter.

One user (whose handle, might we add, is @lovemesomemusk) replied: “I vote your son’s piano recordings for the next Tesla call hold music.”

This isn’t the first time the Tesla CEO has taken an interest in classical music.

Last year, Musk announced that his company’s next Easter Egg would contain a new and rather unconventional anti-theft system.

Tesla Sentry Mode, he announced on Twitter, will loudly play Johann Sebastian Bach’s fear-inducing Toccata and Fugue in D minor during a robbery.

The menacing organ work, he said, will draw as much attention as possible to those trying to break into the vehicle.