Sophie who learned to play piano with only her ears and hands May 31, 2016 7:33 PM



Described by her family as ‘fearless and larger than life’ Sophie doesn’t let anything stand in her way. Born with Albinism and vision impaired, this hasn’t stopped her living every day to the full.

“She just goes for it in everything she does,” her mum Helen said. “She is our hero and exceeds our expectations every single day.”

A talented swimmer and musician, Sophie has to overcome many challenges to continue doing what she loves. As part of a musical family Sophie wanted to learn the piano. After much research Helen came across the ‘play based’ method of learning piano, developed for people with vision impairment, and found a local teacher who could teach Sophie.

Through the incredible support of Woolworths, Variety was able to step in and help the family by providing Sophie with a scholarship to fund her music lessons so she can continue doing what she loves.

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