Before Dianetics, Grant Gannon’s Career in Music was out of the Question

Panic attacks used to leave Grant Gannon helpless. Thanks to Dianetics, now they are a thing of the past. His profile is one of more than 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at

Grant Gannon, 31, has been playing piano since he was 3. The music he composes for games, commercials, websites, e-cards and movies spans the spectrum from smooth jazz to salsa and rock to R&B. But it was not until he became a Scientologist that he considered a career in the field he loved.

“Panic attacks incapacitated me,” he says.

Six years ago, Gannon noticed some books by L. Ron Hubbard on his boss’s shelf in the real estate company where he worked.

“I asked him what they were about,” says Gannon. “His answer was a question: ‘Is there something you want to improve in your life?’ ‘I’ll say,’ I thought to myself.’”

The following day he visited the Church of Scientology of Miami to check it out. Having experienced a panic attack so severe the left side of his face went numb and he felt almost paralyzed, Grant explained his situation to a staff member at the Church who arranged for him to have a Dianetics counseling session.

“By the time that session was over, the panic was gone,” says Gannon, “and I have never experienced a panic attack since.”

There was so much Gannon could now consider doing personally and professionally. He felt a debilitating burden had lifted and left him free to explore choices he had long thought impossible.

“Scientology not only blew the barriers away, it also helped me make up my mind and strengthen my resolve,” he says.

What finally inspired Gannon to pursue his musical career was technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard called an Administrative Scale.

“You look at your goal and purpose, and what you want to produce, and you work out the step-by-step actions to take you from where you are to where you want to be,” says Gannon.

And the result?

“I am finally doing what I always wanted to do,” he says.

The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at now total more than 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.

A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own YouTube Video Channel. The Official Scientology YouTube Channel has now been viewed by millions of visitors.