Teen transformed by music

An amazing story! Homeschooled and with autism, this child has found music to be his key to a larger world.

When he’s at the piano, the 13-year-old jazz prodigy Matt Savage is an improvisational daredevil, a preternaturally mature player whose trio focuses on his superb original compositions.

But when he’s the subject of an interview, Savage is precise and deliberate, taking pains to repeat back each question about his remarkable talent.

‘What life was like before I started to play the piano? It’s kind of a complicated thing, because you see I was born with autism, and I was diagnosed when I was 3,’ Savage said in a recent phone conversation from his home in New Hampshire. Read more…

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