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Nicholas McCarthy, The One Handed Pianist

We hear a lot about idols and role models in music but every now and then, someone truly inspirational comes along. Nicholas McCarthy is an award winning pianist who graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012. He is currently touring the UK and USA and recently released his debut CD.

Pretty impressive stuff but here’s the bombshell – this guy only has one hand!! Nicholas was born without his right hand. He was told by many teachers that he should forget his dream of being a pro pianist but lucky for his fans he ignored them all and continues to delight audiences around the world.

We really enjoyed listening to some of the tracks from Nicholas McCarthy’s album, simply called Debut, hopefully you will too.

If you’re learning to play piano (using two hands!!), visit enjoymuzic for a great selection of easy piano music including recent chart hits, jazz and classical sheet music.