Student Born With 6 Fingers Beats Odds To Become Pianist

Teen Born With 6 Fingers Beats Odds And Becomes Talented Pianist

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Landon Weeks, 16, learned to play the piano with only six fingers. He now visits other schools to inspire kids not to give up on their dreams. Landon Weeks, 16, learned to play the piano with only six fingers. He now visits other schools to inspire kids not to give up on their dreams.

A high school student in Utah born with only six fingers has beaten the odds to become a highly skilled pianist.

Landon Weeks, 16, says he didn't want his disability to disable him when it came to playing the piano.

After watching his older brothers play, Landon says he decided he wanted to play too.

His family says some of the piano teachers they reached out to were hesitant, but they eventually found a teacher who plays and teaches, even after she became paralyzed in one arm.

The teacher told the family if she could learn to play with two fingers, she could teach Landon to play with three.

Landon now shares his piano talents at different schools to inspire kids to never give up on their dreams.

A local music producer is now teaming up with the teen to create a music video.

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