DODEA piano prodigy goes from third grade to Carnegie Hall with a little help from YouTube
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A 9-year-old piano prodigy on Okinawa has already wowed an audience at New York’s Carnegie Hall, despite spending only two years seriously studying the instrument.
From memory, he can play music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Not bad for a third-grader.
Hayden Lee recently showed off his talents for parents and students at his school, Zukeran Elementary, and Kubasaki High School, both under the Department of Defense Education Activity at Camp Foster. He received standing ovations.
“To me, I think that the keys … are like shapes and colors,” he told Stars and Stripes on June 12.
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