16-Year-Old Pianist Is Being Called The Next Stevie Wonder
Matthew Whitaker, a gifted 16-year-old pianist who is blind and is being called the next Stevie Wonder. "It's an honor to be compared to him, but there's really only one Stevie," Matthew tells Savannah Guthrie at the Today Show.
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Born in 2001 in Hackensack, NJ, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by music. His love for playing music first began at the young age of 3, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard.
Matthew has had years of music instruction and is currently studying classical piano and drums at The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School of the Lighthouse Guild in NYC. It is the only community music school for the blind and visually impaired in the US. He also attends the Manhattan School of Music's Precollege Jazz Program.
2017, he was named one of the 17 people to watch in New Jersey by The Record, one of New Jersey's largest newspapers and Crain's Business New York breakout list of 20 under 20 as a performing artist.