Formerly Homeless Piano Player to Perform at Carnegie Hall

University of West Florida student James Matthews, 24, won opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall.
1:23 | 04/10/14

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From rags to musical riches one student with a love for playing the piano with a dream about to come true. And a story you ready made for Hollywood. Point four year old James Matthews was discovered you could say sleeping in a piano studio in Lakeland Florida. He would practice -- for ten hours a day and then sleep there at night. The studio open 24 hours a day and it's a good thing as Matthews was homeless. A teacher there are realize the young musician was in the top spot. He had found sleeping in his studio. And and -- dame got me out of that situation you found in different school to go to -- out of dormant and reform. A recent competition in an honorary -- is turning things around for Matthews he's been chosen to perform later this month at Carnegie Hall Levy. Carnegie Hall. It's a dream come true. A million years would never see myself going on that stage. And business -- this means the world to me. That performance will be packed with musicians from all around the world many eyes will be watching Matthews who's been playing since he was three years old. Matthews is -- a great performance will help launch to scream.

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