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12-year-old Pianist Prefers Beethoven and Black Belts

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12-year-old Pianist Prefers Beethoven and Black Belts

12-year-old Pianist Prefers Beethoven and Black Belts

12-year-old Pianist Prefers Beethoven and Black Belts

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Young Taylor Tyson can bust a board in two. She's a Deputy Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She also has significant chops at the keyboard. She won $4,000 playing Chopin in a Las Vegas competition. She's also busy with the charitable foundation her parents organized that provides musical instruments to needy kids in their area. Taylor plays the Prelude in E-flat major, Op.23, by Rachmaninoff. This segment originally aired on May 16, 2007