On April 10, 2019, I received the following -Good News- from Carol Kuzdenyi. She is an U.S. piano master and piano teacher. Source: website
“I want to share with you this personal experience with one of my students and wi-fi. My student’s parents have agreed to tell her story, hoping it will be helpful, not only in banning cellphone use in schools, but in getting the wi-fi turned off in our schools as well.
As some of you know, I have no wi-fi in my house. All my computer stuff is hard-wired, and I ask all my students to turn off their phones when they’re in my house. I’ve been teaching private piano lessons for 46 years, and have worked with students of all ages and personalities.
Recently I got a new 12-year-old student. To protect her identity, I’ll call her Gretchen. At our first lesson, Gretchen was sullen. She kept slouching, and I kept having to ask her to sit up straight. She wouldn’t sing the letter-names of the notes with me, and didn’t talk to me except to say, “I’m CONFUSED.” She never smiled, and she acted like she wanted to be somewhere else. It was a very long, very difficult half hour.
About 20 minutes into the lesson, I asked Gretchen if it was her idea or her parents’ idea that she take lessons. I told her I would support her, and talk to her parents if she didn’t want to take lessons. She told me it was her idea. I told her I would talk with her father and tell him my thoughts.
When I talked to her father he said would talk to Gretchen. The next week, Gretchen’s father said Gretchen really wanted to take lessons, and that he told her she needed to cooperate with me. However, Gretchen acted the same way she did at the first lesson. She seemed very unhappy.
Gretchen’s mom picked her up after the second lesson, so I talked with her, and told her Gretchen seems like she really doesn’t want to take lessons. Her mom started to cry. She said, “I’m trying to get her interested in something.”
I said, “Does she use a cell phone?” “I took it away from her. She was in another world when she was using the phone.” “What about her classmates? Are they acting the same way?” “Her teacher says he has this trouble with all his students, but Gretchen is the worst.”
WiFi turned off, and the results
I asked Tony Keppelman, my EMF colleague, what I could offer this family. He said, “Tell them to turn off the wi-fi for two weeks when Gretchen’s in the house.” I said, “But she has wi-fi in school. ”He said, “Well, at least it won’t be 24/7.”
I made the suggestion to Gretchen’s dad, and the very next week Gretchen was more cooperative during her lesson. I told her dad afterwards that the lesson was better. I asked him if he had turned off the wi-fi. He said, “Yes.” “And how is Gretchen at home?” “Better!”
It’s now several weeks later, and Gretchen is a completely different person. She’s pleasant, she smiles, she talks to me, she sits up straight the whole time, and she doesn’t say, “I’m CONFUSED” anymore.
This may not be “scientific” evidence, but it is real. It is not in the imagination of Gretchen, her parents, her teacher, or me. It’s no secret that I have been a whole-hearted supporter of banning cellphone use and turning off the wi-fi in schools and in homes. More evidence: One of my friends teaches Kindergarten, and she says that last fall her four-year-olds acted like three-year-olds. One wasn’t even potty-trained. He came outside without his pants on.
More information about wireless
There is more info about how screen time and wireless radiation affects children on this “Wi-Fi” page: https://www.emfconsultant.com/-e2-80-a2–Wi-Fi.html and this “EMFs and Children/Teens” page: https://www.emfconsultant.com/-e2-80-a2–EMFs-and-Children-2fTeens.html of the website Tony and I have put together.
Please feel free to send Gretchen’s story to Assembly and Congress members, school board members, principals, and teachers. Let me know if I can be of help. And please forward this widely.
I’ll leave you with this pertinent and interesting April 8, 2019 article and video by Jamie Ouverson:
Peace and love,
sent with love from my hard-wired computer
“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Torme & Wells, arranged by Vince Guaraldi
Carol Kuzdenyi, piano, at the 2005 St. Angela Merici Christmas concert. Video by Arlina Arvizu.