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Usman Riaz: From Self-Taught Musician To Senior TED Fellow

(via WBUR)

Usman Riaz began taking classical piano lessons at age 6 in his native home of Pakistan. Now, at 23, he’s a multi-instrumentalist, as well as a composer, a filmmaker and a freshman at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Last year, he became the youngest person ever named a Senior TED Fellow.

WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Riaz about the honor and his unique learning style: he’s largely self-taught using the Internet.