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Oscar Macchioni knew he wanted to play the piano since he was a child, as every time he heard a piano he would be excited and fascinated by the sound.

“I would jump, and I would do sort of silly things because I was so excited to hear or to see a piano,” Macchioni said.

Macchioni didn’t have a piano in his home or had any family members who were musicians. He was never forced into learning how to play an instrument of any kind.

It wasn’t until Macchioni was 8 years old when he asked his parents if he could take piano lessons.