Teen born with four fingers plays piano like a dream

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

US teen Darius Simmons glorious talent has gone viral.

The 17-year-old self taught pianist, is nothing short of incredible, playing with the only four fingers he has.

Darius Simmons plays the piano with only four fingers. The 17-year-old is a self taught pianist. Source: WKYC

Living with the defect since birth, the high schooler has mastered the piano with hands that never fully formed.

In an interview with WKYC in the US, Darrius incredibly dismisses his disability and says he knows “nothing much about it”.

So how did this incredible kid learn to play the piano?

“I just looked at what people did and I just copied it,” the pianist said. “I found out my own way to work around it.”

Darius was born with a birth defect and had his legs amputated. Souce: WYKC

If you’re completely impressed like we are, you’ll be even more amazed when you find out that he composed the song “Dreams are Forever” in the video above.

Not only that, but the talented museum plays the trombone and walks on prosthetic legs.

The song has racked up over 2million views since it was posted and he has already performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

Darrius’ mum Tamara is an absolute awe of her son. Source: WYKC

Proud Mum, Tamara, told the hosts of WKYC that her son still makes her go “WOW!!”

“I was so worried for him when he was born,” she admitted. “But he took off crawling and when he could talk, the most you would ever hear him say is, ‘I can do it! I can do it!’ I knew it would be fine and he’s proving it.”


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