Ethan Bortnick, who just turned 8 today, is one talented kid! Not only that, he can hold his own in a grown-up interview. Just take a look at him with Jay Leno in the video above. When asked about his dad’s piano playing, Ethan complains that his dad just can’t learn to play, Mary Had a Little Lamb, no matter how much Ethan shows him!
Don’t let that fool you. He plays music far more complex than childhood tunes.
He’s a natural entertainer, and a delight to watch. He started playing piano when he was three. He’s played for or with a number of well-known artists. Ethan even writes his own music. He often composes music dedicated to animals. As much as he loves music, he says he’s going to be a zookeeper when he grows up, not a musician.
The animals are lucky to have such an enthusiastic advocate.