At 3 years old, Matt Savage was diagnosed with autism. He went through rough patches. There was a time when music and television caused sensory overload for Matt. But, with the help of special behavioral therapy, he’s leading a normal life.
He’s always been very bright. He could read before he was two. He taught himself how to read piano music. Somewhere along the way, his parents realized he had a knack for music. He began learning the piano. During a craft fair, Matt walked up on stage while a jazz band was setting up their instruments. He sat down at the piano and proceeded to amaze everyone with his ability. He played along as if he’d always been apart of the band.
That was the beginning of his music career. At the age of 7, he joined the New England Conservatory of Music. He began writing songs–mostly jazz which is what he really loves. At 9, he produced his first CD “Groovin’ on Mount Everest”. He’s now part of the Matt Savage Trio and has 3 CDs under his belt. He’s performed in other countries and will be going to the San Francisco Bay Area this month.
Matt’s 13 years old now and a bit of a Harry Potter look alike. He has a special gift. And, we’re very fortunate he’s sharing it with us all.
You can visit Matt’s website and get a taste of the boy wonder’s music: Savage Records Home Page
[Photograph credit: Kostas Papadimitriou, www.sxc.hu]