Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Youngster passes advanced piano music exam

An eight-year-old boy has become the youngster person to pass the Associated Board’s grade 8 exam.
Youngster shows his skills on the piano
A talented young piano player has made history by becoming the youngest person to pass the Associated Board's grade 8 exam.

Curtis Elton, who is eight, has been mastering the musical instrument from the age of four.

Taught by his equally talented mother Hayley, herself a professional concert pianist, he has astounded people with his canny ability to master a complex instrument.

"I'm incredibly proud and pleased he has achieved this level at such a young age," his mother told Times Series.

"He heard my music when he was little and I would put him to sleep with piano music when he was a baby."

He has also had a brush with fame, after appearing on Britain's Got Talent.

Despite not winning, he left an impression on Louis Walsh, who described Curtis as an amazing star who was "really going somewhere".

The youngster is no stranger to breaking records – he passed his grade 1 piano exam the very same year he started learning.

Posted by JMADNFCR-2133-ID-801250269-ADNFCR Posted on 28 Dec 2011 13:46 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

At NAMM Lunastone unveiled their latest release. Replicating classic tube tone and embracing the brands vibrant sound, it is slated to be released this February.

24 Jan 2017 15:55
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28
thumbnail

Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.

20 Jan 2017 08:37
thumbnail

In a variety of different finishes and sizes Mapex's new Saturn V Tours express classic Mapex tone with a new ergonomic design

19 Jan 2017 19:51
thumbnail

A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument

19 Jan 2017 19:39
thumbnail

Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires

19 Jan 2017 19:16

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With 17 touch sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAS preamps, the StudioLive 16 brings the user complete recording versatility when operating in the field.

23 Jan 2017 10:58
thumbnail

Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone

20 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14