Friday, 9 August 2013

A piano teacher, a gifted student, and "Chopsticks" like you've never heard it

Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford: In the key of genius

Derek Paravicini

Born three and a half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini is blind and has severe autism. 

But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10. 

Here, his longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s unique relationship to music, 

while Paravicini shows how he has ripped up the "Chopsticks" rule book.

Pianist Derek Paravicini understands music systematically. 
Once a child prodigy, he’s matured into a creative musician, able to reimagine songs in ways few can. Full bio »
A composer and music teacher who has long worked with children with special needs, 
Adam Ockelford is interested in the psychology of music. Full bio »

Derek Paravicini  is another living example of the GIFTS from our creator


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