Amazing examples of pianists overcoming adversity to produce incredible music or taking a new approach to playing the piano. Truly inspirational and heart warming.
Autistic girl plays piano and sings with Katy Perry
Jodi DiPiazza shows how playing the piano can be an incredibly effective vehicle for children with autism to achieve amazing results and make deep connections with others.
Armless pianist wins China talent competition
An incredible example of human spirit – it is hard to watch this amazing video without a tear coming to your eye.
“For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams, which would lead to a quick, hopeless death. The other was to struggle without arms to live an outstanding life,” Liu Wei
Liu Wei from Beijing lots both his arms as a child when at the age of 10 he was playing hide and seek and touched an electric wire. Faced with incredible adversity, he learnt to use his feet to perform tasks he had previously done with his hands and started to learn to play piano at the age of 19. Despite being told by a piano teacher that he would never succeed, Liu Wei overcame his adversity and won China’s Got Talent Show on 10th October 2010 playing an amazing version of You Are Beautiful by James Blunt on piano.
Amazing 7 year old pianist
Amazing performance by 7 year old Shuan Hern Lee – playing “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsarov. Child Prodigy on Australia`s Got Talent 2010.
Inspiring piano videos encourage
It is important to watch inspiring piano videos on a regular basis to encourage you to continue on the journey which is learning to play the piano. Every now and then we all get distracted by hustle and bustle of everyday life however every time we see something outstanding it touches a special part of our heart and reminds us what is important in life.
Like any skill, learning to play the piano requires effort, dedication and persistence up front, before we enjoy the rewards that follow. Sometimes during the journey, we experience challenges or become disheartened and lose sight of the dream, so we need reminders of why we are making this effort, to re-energise our motivation in order to ensure that we persist with the effort that level of effort required to achieve success. The `noise` of everyday life and responsibilities which require our attention, can make it difficult to hear the music of our soul and it can be easy to bury our heads in daily activity and start to forget what makes us feel inspired, what makes us unique and what gifts we can give to others to bring joy to them – and by doing so, bring true fulfilment to ourselves.
These gifts are all around us every day and we have the opportunity to develop our creativity and artistic expression, no matter how technically `talented` we think we are. It is simply a matter of deciding to do something about it, taking action and then persisting with our efforts.
I never cease to be humbled by witnessing outstanding achievement in the face of seemingly overwhelming adversity, which makes me reflect on how fortunate I am and makes my own challenges or doubts seem mere ripples on the ocean of life, which are to be either accepted as a natural part of life, or overcome but never used as an excuse for giving up on my dreams. I hope these videos will bring joy and encouragement to you.
Amazing Autistic Pianist
Derek Paravicini, is a blind severely autistic pianist, who at the age of four, could play by ear to an incredible level – memorising extremely complex songs after only hearing it once, note perfectly. This ability to instantly play any song he has heard, has earned him the title the Human iPod. This ability was recognised at the age of 4 and how as an adult, David is able to play over 25,000 songs. This video shows David taking requests from the audience and is a remarkable example of the incredible abilities and talents that autistic people can have, that can often go unrecognised.
Chinese Girl With no Fingers on Right Hand
Inspiring piano performance by a Chinese girl playing “Souvenir D’enfance” by Richard Clayderman, showing what can be achieved despite physical disability – having no fingers on her right hand.
Amazing Pianist – photocopier delivery man from Romania
Bogdan Alin Ota makes a living delivering photocopying machines in Romania and stunned audiences with his amazing piano skills on a national talent show.
3 Girls, 6 hands.. 1 piano!
fantastic co-ordination and teamwork!
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