Jacob Velazquez likes to play games, and go swimming like any other 5 year old little boy but when he goes from the pool to the piano something very special happens.
You could call him a mini Mozart or baby Beethoven because Jacob began playing when he was barely 4 years old.
"Willie was at work and I was in the kitchen and I hear the song Willie was playing the night before and I thought is Willie home and I came in here and said Jacob oh my gosh that's you?" his mother, Tina Velazquez said.
Jacob then learned to read music.
Jacob managed to learn Beethoven’s sonata in just three weeks. He doesn't even have to look at the music anymore and that is because he has a photographic memory. So they went ahead and had him audition for the National Musician’s Guild and the audition process is quite daunting. Something even veteran musicians would get nervous about.
"He had to learn 10 classical pieces all by memory and so he did and he did great,” his dad sai. “He did amazing actually. He exceeded the expectations."
Jacob's piano teacher, Jaffird Sierra says a song that takes her other students a month to learn he will master in just one class but this pint sized pianist isn't without his own challenges.
"I think he has it in his mind the whole knowledge but he has too short of hands and he is too small and he wants to play,” Sierra said. “He knows but he cannot do that."
So Jacob tinkers with his technique to play certain pieces.
"He will tell me. Ok Miss Jaffird I think this is the best finger for me. What do you think?"
He is also a wizard on the Wii but his parents say they don't have to push the piano.