Composer of 17 years is taught to play the piano despite being born with only four fingers

Talent: Darrius Simmons, from Warren, Ohio, taught himself to play the piano despite being born with three fingers on his right hand and one on his left

A 17-year-old musician who was born with only four fingers learned to play the piano with such skill that he made his debut at Carnegie Hall.

Darrius Simmons, of Warren, Ohio, has three fingers on his right hand and one on his left, and he was also born without bones under his knees.

He first started playing the piano after being introduced to the instrument when he was a child, and although he never received any formal training, Darrius continued practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish.

Talent: Darrius Simmons, from Warren, Ohio, taught himself to play the piano despite being born with three fingers on his right hand and one on his left

Talent: Darrius Simmons, from Warren, Ohio, taught himself to play the piano despite being born with three fingers on his right hand and one on his left

Self-taught: although he has never received any formal training, Darrius has been practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish

Self-taught: although he has never received any formal training, Darrius has been practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish

Self-taught: although he has never received any formal training, Darrius has been practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish

Self-taught: although he has never received any formal training, Darrius has been practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish

Self-taught: although he has never received any formal training, Darrius has been practicing alone, allowing his skills to flourish

In recent years, Darrius has published videos of himself playing the piano online. The clips on his Facebook page have accumulated tens of thousands of visits, as well as praise from social network users who have been amazed by his talent.

A video he shared earlier this year shows Darrius playing one of his own compositions, seemingly effortlessly, with amazing emotion and skill.

"I still have work to do, but I thought it was time for me to share this piece that I made to myself," he wrote modestly in the caption. "It took me a lot of work but I feel it was worth doing this song."

The spectators rave in the comments section, including a person who told the teenager: "You are stellar and you have true soul, the spirit of art, to go along with phenomenal talent." I can not wait to hear more.

"Much of your soul in this! You can see his passion!" Another person wrote "This composition is more than beautiful! Young brother you made my day! I've seen it many times! I do not know you personally, but I'm so proud of you! Incredible piece of scratch that was magnificent! & # 39;

Darrius currently plays in several bands and for several events.

In addition to playing the piano, the teenager also dominates the trombone.

Impressive: the teenager has already achieved a milestone that some adult musicians can only dream of when he played at Carnegie Hall in 2016, along with the Korean pianist Yiruma (pictured)

Impressive: the teenager has already achieved a milestone that some adult musicians can only dream of when he played at Carnegie Hall in 2016, along with the Korean pianist Yiruma (pictured)

Impressive: the teenager has already achieved a milestone that some adult musicians can only dream of when he played at Carnegie Hall in 2016, along with the Korean pianist Yiruma (pictured)

Practice: The teenager explained that he learned to play the piano by listening to "many songs repetitively, over and over again", which allowed him to develop his ear

Practice: The teenager explained that he learned to play the piano by listening to "many songs repetitively, over and over again", which allowed him to develop his ear

Practice: The teenager explained that he learned to play the piano by listening to "many songs repetitively, over and over again", which allowed him to develop his ear

Future: after graduating from high school, Darrius wants to stay on the path that has been carved and embrace a career in music

Future: after graduating from high school, Darrius wants to stay on the path that has been carved and embrace a career in music

Future: after graduating from high school, Darrius wants to stay on the path that has been carved and embrace a career in music

He plays the piano as part of the jazz bands and march of his school, and the trombone with the concert band of the school.

The teenager already achieved a milestone that some adult musicians can only dream of when he played at Carnegie Hall in 2016.

Family: Darrius said that his grandfather began his passion for the piano when he was 10 years old.

Family: Darrius said that his grandfather began his passion for the piano when he was 10 years old.

Family: Darrius said that his grandfather began his passion for the piano when he was 10 years old.

Darrius, then 15, took the mythical stage after the Korean pianist Yiruma saw one of his videos online.

Yiruma was scheduled to play at Carnegie Hall in April of that year and invited the teenager to join him.

Darrius told NBC 4 New York at the time that his grandfather began his passion for the piano when he was 10 years old.

From there, the teenager developed his game technique.

After Yiruma saw Darrius play in person, he asked: "It's just amazing. How can you do that? All those jumps, should you find them really difficult?

But Darrius replied: "It's not that hard for me, honestly."

The teenager explained that he learned to play the piano by listening to "many songs repetitively, over and over again", which allowed him to develop his hearing.

Her mother said that having four fingers has never stopped her son from playing.

After graduating from high school, Darrius wants to stay on the path that has been carved and embrace a career in music.

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