6-Year-Old Musician Juggles Playtimes

By Zack Stieber

A 6-year-old musician in Florida juggles playtimes with his instruments as well as Legos and Hot Wheels.

Jacob Pham of Tampa spends a significant percentage of his time practicing music, though, notable for someone so young.

“I would say that 50 percent of his downtime is musical,” Jacob’s mother Ngoc Pham told Fox 13.

According to the broadcaster, Jacob plays piano at a level years above his age. He first mimicked his older sister before copying notes, chords, verses, and then a whole song.

“The ‘wow’ moment was, one day I was listening to music. I said, ‘Oh listen to this. This is one of mama’s favorite songs,’ and it was Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ I played it three times. We went to dinner, and then he said ‘Mom, are we going to get home soon because I hear the music in my head,'” Ngoc Pham said.

Jacob is currently studying under Jae Jung, who attended the Julliard School in New York.

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