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Pianist Captivated by Music Since He Was a Toddler

When Tyler McCuan was a toddler, he took to hitting the notes of the piano at his grandfather's nursing home. By the time he was 6, Tyler was so enthralled with the piano that his parents decided to sign him up for lessons, which he took to immediately. The 15-year-old shows his talent in his performance of "Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Mvt. I Allegro" by Franz Joseph Haydn. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

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Teen Has Had a Lifelong Fascination with Guitar

When Matar-Itai Batyonathan was a toddler living in Israel, he was fascinated by Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza. Matar's parents knew it was time to get him a guitar when he took to strumming a spaghetti strainer, pretending he was a guitarist. These days, the 15-year-old plays a real guitar. He performs "Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel" by Mauro Giuliani. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.