Alberto Cartuccia Cingolani is only five years old, but he can play pretty well! You have to wonder how much time he puts in to practice, knowing what five-year-olds are usually like. (via TYWKIWDBI)
My daughter did her first piano recital at five. It was a pretty simple piece, not familiar to the audience, which went through the same sequence twice. I told her that if she made a mistake, just act like it was not a mistake, and nobody would know the difference. When the time came, I was the only one who recognized a mistake, and she went on like it was nothing. Then the second time she played through the sequence, she made the exact same mistake! The effect was that it sounded perfect. I was so proud, but the only ones who realized what happened were me and the piano teacher. Twenty years later, she and that teacher are still close.