Friday, May 31, 2019
Media reports on blind children who become piano prodigies
The mainstream media has reported at least two blind children who have become piano prodigies, a four year old girl and a six-year-old boy.
For example CBS video reports on a boy playing “Bohemian Rhapsody” songs.
How early kids with musical ability should start with lessons, and how focused they should be, remains controversial.
It’s hard with some things, like piano practice and chess, to become good enough to make a living on it as a future adult.
But piano skills can contribute to other things, like skills in math in science, or in other directions like stagecraft and film.
I’ve heard gifted teens play odd things on piano by ear, like, in one case, a theme by ear from an Arvo Part piece similar to this.