Natural born piano player. I read that he was born with a 'birth defect' that plastic surgeons corrected a few days later - the beginnings of a 6th finger on each hand. So he must have been developing to be a great pianist in his mother's womb. His mother played the piano and used to sit him on her lap in front of the keys when he was a baby and that's how he learned to play piano. Don't think he ever took lessons because he couldn't read music. Natural born genius piano player.