If you’re ever around Churchill Square in Edmonton, Canada, try to find this homeless man named Ryan. His piano skills are beyond boss and he’s completely self-taught! When this homeless man plays the piano, it stops people in their tracks to listen to such a talented pianist that never had a piano lesson.
Ryan has been living on the streets for over 30 years, taught himself how to play the piano, and even composes his own pieces (i.e. the one he’s playing in the video above). I wouldn’t be surprised to see this guy in a concert hall sometime soon. I was utterly speechless the first time I heard him play.
The story of Ryan the pianist / homeless man truly goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover. We wish him all the best and hope to hear more of his work in the future!