Six-year-old Ethan W plays "Piano Man"


19 Responses to “Six-year-old Ethan W plays "Piano Man"”

  1. Dean Putney says:

    He makes it look so easy and fun. This is how I wish I could play the piano.

  2. Brian Sawyer says:

    I’d love to see this kid bang out some Jerry Lee Lewis.

  3. ChicagoD says:

    Very cool. I love the effortless achievement of very young, very talented kids.

    Which is not to say that Ethan has not practiced, etc. But watching him wander slightly, look around, and otherwise play a Billy Joel song using about 1/3 of his concentration. Very cool.

  4. krische says:

    Is this child a savant?

  5. johne2 says:

    Ethan is indeed autistic, says so in the notes on the videos if you follow the link.  The human brain continues to amaze.

  6. what a delightful little critter.

  7. HeartlessMachine says:

    “When I wore a younger man’s clothes…” quoth the 6-year-old in the Superman shirt.  Awesome.

  8. saint_al says:

    “…and the microphone smells a Kool-Aid…”   j/k
    /applause given, wishing him well

  9. BunnyShank says:

    How is that guitar player able to sing without crying?

  10. David Kopelman says:

    Accompanied by the reincarnation of Harry Chapin no less.

  11. Joel Phillips says:

    When I finally get my time machine working, I’ll be taking this video back to show my childhood piano teacher.  Fuck technique, lets have some fun.  

  12. bloopeeriod says:

     To think what lays hidden un-accessed in our genes. Wow. Hey! Science! Unravel this mystery and elevate us all.

    • D Wyatt says:

      He is supposedly autistic.  Many autistics have a rough shot at life and even though nearly all are very intelligent, people just dont have the ability to understand them, but some very lucky “autistics” get amazing gifts.  

      HFA or high functioning autism is one of them for only a select few, for instance some suggest Einstein was. 
      However the ability to advance quickly in small specific areas while having difficulty in others is more widespread amongst the autistic, and autism is more and more common.

  13. lava says:

    goes to show you, best music is music you make with a friend. 

  14. PeaceLove says:

    Huh [sniff]. I was playing that when I was 5!

  15. Ron Wortz says:

    I have the 2011 soundboard recording from his kindergarten talent show…

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