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This eight-year-old boy with autism may be the next Mozart in training.

Jacob Velazquez has been playing piano for the last four years and has already started playing concerts.

“Shortly after his fourth birthday I heard the song playing from our family piano that my husband was playing the night before…but my husband was at work. I went to look to see who it was and to my surprise it was Jacob–I couldn’t believe my eyes! ” wrote Jacob’s mother, Tina, on the Autism Speaks website.

“It took us a while but we finally found a piano teacher that would take a 4-year-old. His teacher soon became aware of his gift as he was flying through books learning 2-3 songs per week,” she added.

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The young musician has already released an album and become a member of the the National Musician’s Guild.

“My son who could never sit still could focus so intently on learning his songs on the piano,” says Tina. “It seemed to be an outlet for him, helping him to express his feelings and emotions.”

(WATCH the video below and Click To Share) –Photo: Jacob Velazquez on Youtube



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