Was Mr. Rogers a Piano Prodigy?

September 7, 2018

Fred Rogers started playing the piano before he was five, and his family purchased a small pump organ for about twenty-five dollars to help him develop his musical talent.

He could soon pick up tunes he’d heard, impressing his family with his ability to play by ear. This almost instinctive ability to connect with music, and to express his feelings through the piano and the organ, were seminal to the development of Fred’s talents. As a little boy, so often shy and reticent, Fred Rogers found a place to express himself, banging out tunes that reflected his emotions.

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