Piano instructor Lori White says:
“It’s very unusual and it’s very exciting to put them together see how far they’ve come,”
Brian Chen, 19, has been playing the piano for 10 years and Megan Paese, 24, has been playing the violin for 12 years.
Five years ago Lori White took Brian on as a student while at the same time her husband, violin instructor Lehins Aragon started teaching Megan.
As Brian and Megan are both on the autistic spectrum, Lori and Lehins decided to bring them together.
Lori White told:
“I remember the first time they played together and I was amazed that they were always together.
“Sometimes that’s very challenging for musicians to be able to do that, but for Brian and Megan it just seems natural to them.”
Working together and with their teachers, both Brian’s and Megan’s skills have improved. Brian will be starting at Palm Beach State College in the fall, and Megan will be finishing at Lynn University.
Lori White said:
“I’ve really been fortunate to see them grow as musicians together,”
The original article by Tom Kastanotis on the WBTV 5 News website can be read here