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Child prodigy started playing piano at age 3

February 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A 10-year-old boy in Seattle, Wash. is a child prodigy who plays the piano for concerts and charities around the country.

Ethan Bortnick didn't just get started. He has years of experience underneath his belt.

"When I was like 3 years old or something like that...I was begging my parents for piano lessons, but they kept saying, 'yea, you're still in diapers," said Bortnick.

Bortnick learned to play the piano at the age of 3 by mimicking any music he would hear. He began composing when he was 5 years old.