Editor’s comments/ What you are about to read is 100% true. I witnessed this amazing boy myself and can verify the events that took place…
He is only 5 years old and has never had a piano lesson in his life. His parents are not musical at all.
Yet he has the genius of Mozart.
I heard these sounds coming from our piano showroom in the music school. I thought it was one of the teachers practicing her pieces.
As I walked through the showroom I saw a very small boy standing by the Classenti digital piano…
He’s playing the Chopin Fantasie Impromptu…
Don’t be silly, I thought. It looks like he is playing, but probably he’s just pressing the keys down and the demo song is playing.
But why does the demo song sound like that?
The Classenti demo songs sound a bit funny I thought.
I went to my office and thought nothing more of it.
The beautiful music continued to play and I heard it in the background as I continued to work.
Something is not quite right I thought.
I started to concentrate on this music again…
I could here the very complicated left-hand part of the Chopin Fantasie Impromptu being played. Then
shortly after it stopped I heard the right hand part being played… This is really weird?
I went back to the showroom to take a look…
This little boy was standing by the piano and actually playing the extremely technical Chopin Fantasie Impromptu all by himself.
He is only 5 years old, so his hands are very small. He cannot play every chord with both hands yet. But, he seemed to know every single note. If he played a wrong one, he would recognise that and correct himself. Every single note was played. None were missed.
As I stood there, some of the teachers of the music school wandered in to the showroom to see what was going on. They stood there with their mouths wide open.
Soon, the whole room was packed full of teachers and parents who realised something magical was happening. The atmosphere was electrical. No one could accept what they were witnessing.
Our principal teacher came over to the piano and started to play the same piece the boy was playing to see if he would then copy what she played. When she stopped, we all expected the boy to play something else, or run to his mother. Instead, he smiled (as if to say “you didn’t play that quite right”) then pushed her out the way and started to continue the piece at the exact point she stopped. Incredible!
The child’s mother (who is not a musician) asked what all the fuss was about?
I told her that her son is an extremely rare genius. He is only 5 years old yet he can play such a difficult piece.
She was shocked.
“I didn’t know anything about this”, she said.
His mother is not a musician and didn’t realise her son’s talent.
It appears that the keyboard he has at home has several demo songs.
The Genius Mozart Boy listens to the demos and then plays them on his keyboard – note for note!
It is obvious he has never been taught before as he plays the keys with his hands angled sideways.
I wonder what he will be capable of if he is taught the correct techniques?
He doesn’t need to learn how to read music. His amazing mind remembers exactly every note and chord he hears. He then plays the correct notes on the piano completely naturally.
She told me that he has being doing this since he was 3 years old!
She bought him a keyboard 2 years ago and he just stands next to it and plays.
Not being a musician herself she didn’t’ realise he was doing anything special…
… Can you imagine!?
About The Author – Hejran
I am convinced this boy is a musical genius. His mum tells us that he is autistic (special needs) and is behind in most subjects at school but excels in maths. His brain seems to be laser focused in one area and weak in other areas. Like most geniuses.
Can anyone out there offer advice on how to teach this boy piano? Should he be taught how to read music? Or might this destroy his natural talent? Should he be left to progress by himself? Send your thoughts and comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.