Meet The Musician Who Gives Life Lesson

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/2/2011 to Inspirational Stories

Just when you think piano playing takes too much time and you are about to give up, meet Patrick Henry Hughes -

Patrick teaches me much more than music playing; he teaches me how we need to count our blessings. His life reminds me that we each need to bring out our potential and touch others life.

"You are the light of the world". (Matthew 5:14) Patrick shines!

Yes, Patrick was born with severe physical limitations: He's blind and can't stretch his arms fully. To many these birth defects are unfortunate. But Patrick is more than just disabilities. He doesn't dwell on his inabilities; instead, he looks at the gifts and blessings he was bestowed with. He truly has many musical talents: piano and trumpet playing and singing to name just three.

His life is a blessing to many. He teaches us to count our blessings and to continue to rely on the Lord who gives him strength.

Patrick puts many of us to shame. Now, we have no excuse not to use our talents and gifts.

Its time to learn to play piano.

How to play the piano? With a grateful heart and attitude!

We thank Patrick and his dad for giving us a valuable piano lesson.



Cecily T.
Date: 9/2/2011 12:53:28 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this "piano lesson" with us. Patrick truly inspires us. We have nothing to complain! Many of us are born normal and healthy, yet, we complain and not willing to fully develop our potential! Patrick shines!
May I.
Date: 9/2/2011 11:37:17 PM
Not because you’re incapable doesn't mean you can't. Patrick Henry Hughes is a great example and a great teacher of life. He can play the piano though he can't see and can't stretch his arms fully. He’s an inspiration to all pianists, musician and everyone in the world. This is one great "piano lesson" that everyone should read and see. Imagine if someone like him with anomalies can play the piano then why others can’t. It just shows that with passion and determination, nothing is impossibl
Rose H.
Date: 9/3/2011 10:55:01 AM
He can play even though he can't see and oh he's so good. Now i hate those people who whine when they play the piano though they have normal bodies. Even without piano lessons he can play great music. People should admire him because he deserves it. Thank you so much pianomother for sharing us this life-changing piano lessons that we actually need. Thumbs up!
Nugul Tiyavoraboon
Date: 9/4/2011 7:13:48 PM
Thank God that Patrick has such a wonderful dad.He can make the impossible things to be possible,Wonderful Job!
Date: 9/5/2011 9:02:23 AM
Thank you for sharing this video. Patrick's life is very inspiring especially to people with disabilities who want to learn how to play piano and make music. Nothing is really impossible to him who believes. The father also deserves to be recognized. From the birth of his son, he continued to support and love Patrick despite his disabilities. He not just taught his son how to play piano and other musical instruments, but he also made his son an amazing person. I will share this article and video
jeffery gilmore
Date: 9/6/2011 9:35:44 PM
thank you this is the good stuff , i like seeing story like this , god has bless this very man , and his father. good story. sincerely jeffery gilmore. illroyal.
Date: 9/7/2011 12:45:01 AM
That man can have nothing but what he strives for; ( Al-Quran; 53:39 ) My hats off to both Patrick and his father; they are no doubt a living example of the fact that God's favors bestowed upon us all are limitless and, that with the right blend of will, attitude, and effort, nothing is impossible. Thank you, Piano Teacher, for a splendid lesson!
Date: 9/7/2011 1:30:18 AM
....grazie!sei un grande maestro!! Rita
yakubu ishaku
Date: 9/7/2011 2:18:09 AM
This video actually shows us that with God all things are possible and that no matter what or how we are there is always something great in side of us.
Date: 9/7/2011 3:12:07 AM
Hi Patrick I am very proud of your success and also inspired by your determination of achieving dreams.I am truely bless by your words. Continue to do what you are doing, don't stop. God Bless You and of course Your Blessed Parents who are by your side daily to support your marvellous works and I will remember you in my Prayer. Again God Bless your TALENTS. Paul
Jack Hill
Date: 9/7/2011 3:16:26 AM
Patrick would make any father proud. He is an inspiration to all people with and without anomalies. He isn't handicapped, he is blessed. Thank you for sharing this moving story.
Steve Phillips
Date: 9/7/2011 4:48:13 AM
Thank you for sharing this video. Patrick is a very well spoken young man with a charming personality that surely is part of what makes him attractive to those around him. He has a wonderful attitude towards life and he sings and plays piano beautifully. Surely a great inspiration to everyone, whether they want to learn music or just cope with whatever gets in their way in life preventing them from reaching their goal.
Fana Gabriel
Date: 9/7/2011 5:28:19 AM
I am very much inspred by Patrick. brother if you can,i can too. You are a blessing Fana Gabriel
Pastor Laurence
Date: 9/7/2011 6:07:28 AM
Hello Patrick from BELFAST You are living proof, that God will make a way when there seems to be no way. You are a True Trophy Of Grace. I will see you someday Somewhere Over The Rainbow = HEAVEN
bob raymond
Date: 9/7/2011 8:14:42 AM
Wow! What an inspiration and what a normal guy. Thanks so much for sharing your life experiences with all of us. You have changed the way I look at life today. Your dad is great guy too!
sonny dInger
Date: 9/7/2011 9:11:47 AM
HI Yoke, Thank you for this most uplifting and Beautiful Video Shame on us , right ? when we complain about Practice, that is so Inspiring , and I waited until this morning to view it , what a picker upper Thanks again..... Sonny
Dan Donnell
Date: 9/7/2011 12:48:40 PM
As The Great Oz has spoken to Patrick's heart, he truly does see the wonderful gifts given to him to share with others as Patrick is a living example of "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." May we all do as Patrick and keep our eyes up over the rainbow and listen with our hearts to God and follow the yellow brick road. Thank you Patrick and family for "letting your light so shine that we too can really see" that God is your guide.
Date: 9/7/2011 3:36:30 PM
thanx Yoke. I was tremediuosly inspired and touched by Patrick's positive attitude towards life. its a great lesson to me as i do not have as much physical dissabilities. Really, I must say that there is absolutely nothing impossible to any one who believes in possibilities.
Jose A Fonseca
Date: 9/7/2011 6:15:32 PM
Truly an inspiration and a blessing for I myself have some physical limitations due neuromuscular disease but it doesn;t stop me from doing the things I like to do. When ever I see the likes of Patrick and my fellow MDA members and I am a witness to the things they can do, it all gives me more desire to overcome the obstacles and reinvent myself. That's why I continue to play not only the piano but several other instruments. Thank you Mrs. Wong for sharing this video with us. Thank you for shar
Date: 9/7/2011 6:53:53 PM
People like this are the best of this world to me. This is so inspiring to me. Thank you so much!
Dan Smith
Date: 9/7/2011 7:17:52 PM
Francois van der Hoven
Date: 9/7/2011 8:05:37 PM
Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony with us! What a special way to teach us to count our blessings! I thank God for the gift He has given to this young man. This gift certainly transcends all human barriers.
Date: 9/7/2011 8:14:21 PM
A great inspiration for all of us. Thank you for the inspiring video.
John Neehall
Date: 9/7/2011 8:30:15 PM
Truly a beautiful lesson. So often we tend to dwell on what we don't have ignoring the fact that we have so much. Patrick's lesson on living life to the fullest with what the Almighty has given us is one we should all emulate. John
Date: 9/7/2011 10:27:46 PM
Hi, Thanks for sharing this most inspiring video with me. Patrick teaches all of us a good lesson to count our blessings. Also to be positive in life. how happy he is that way making so many others who are normal yet dissatisfied to make life happy and rewarding.
Tayo Olanipekun
Date: 9/8/2011 2:57:33 AM
This is truly beautiful. We often whine about our challenges and forget the "little" blessings we have recieved. I'm so grateful and glad Patrick's inabilities couldn't hinder him. One more thing, Yoke Wong, u are a wonderful teacher as well. Thank u.
Date: 9/8/2011 1:06:19 PM
Thank you Patric, Thank you Dad. Big credit to both,it's really amazing. I really don't know what to say beacuse no words can desciibe what I felt. This made me cry like a baby.
Date: 9/8/2011 1:06:49 PM
Thank you Patric, Thank you Dad. Big credit to both,it's really amazing. I really don't know what to say beacuse no words can desciibe what I felt. This made me cry like a baby.
Date: 9/8/2011 6:18:38 PM
Wow!! A significant inspiration!!
Date: 9/9/2011 8:43:27 AM
I think they've said everything already. Though i'm still going to say that this man is my new inspiration with playing the piano and with life. No one could ever take his treasure , his skills, now no matter how much people would look down on him. This is one piano lesson everyone should remember. Thank you so much for sharing us this video.
Date: 9/9/2011 11:01:05 AM
Thank you very much for this inspiring video. Yoke Wong, may the Lord richly bless you.
Elayne Sayney
Date: 9/13/2011 7:24:09 AM
Hello,I keep records of these type of wonderful persons and share them with my students,and twice for those who complain.Cheers
Raymond Wong
Date: 9/15/2011 7:04:17 AM
Thanks for sharing this inspiring video. It's so encouraging. He's really a living testimony for God.
Josephine Lucia Clarke
Date: 9/17/2011 3:31:22 AM
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, it gives me much more courage at my age not to give up....gowing towards 70yrs....GOD bless you n may u keep growing n growing on...... jo
Date: 9/26/2011 7:13:39 AM
thanks for inspiring video,Yoke Wong.this is a miracle. GOD BLESS U.
Date: 10/22/2011 12:25:15 AM
God don't create bad things; we see things bad and we make things looked bad. Great thanks to his father who didn't want to make things seemed bad. God bless
Date: 11/12/2011 9:53:04 PM
Thank You for sharing this video with us. What a talented young man he is. It,s a real Blessing for all who sees this determination and love that is in this family. May God continue to Bless you all.
susie drori
Date: 12/12/2011 2:30:35 AM
Thank you for sharing this. I think Patrick and his father have a lot to teach everyone!!
Douglas O'Neal
Date: 12/21/2011 1:08:43 PM
Truly inspirational and very timely! For myself,I look at the simple,simple songs that I have learned to play,listen to others effortlessly playing popular music competently,and wonder if I should just quit! Not feeling sorry for myself,just facing some very realistic facts, Got to four chords starting off with playing major and dominant sevenths and Bm 7-5 and F#m 7-5, B 7-9 and worse, A/C# and Am/C and I still don't understand them. I am so bored with playing the few simple arrangements over
Date: 12/29/2011 3:55:01 PM
Linda Spatz
Date: 1/8/2012 12:15:24 PM
What a wonderful person! You bring tears to my eyes. I will look for your book.
Date: 1/12/2012 8:16:41 PM
count our blessings thanks God would God lead u all the day,Patrick!
Date: 2/10/2012 12:41:59 AM
Praise God for HIS Patrick instrument on planet earth. Patrick has a reason to live. God bless you more abundantly.
Neville G
Date: 2/20/2012 2:42:36 PM
What a mighty GOD we serve, he makes the impossible possible. Amen
Date: 2/22/2012 2:21:13 AM
Oh what an inspiration this young man should be to all of us. He possesses no negative or defeatest thoughts at all. We should all learn from him.
James Chinn Aur. 27, 2012.
Date: 8/27/2012 5:49:30 PM
Dear Yoke, Thank you for sharing this heart-warming story of Patrick and his amzaing accomplishments. He is a young man who has the right attitude to meet physical challenges with what God has endowed him with and comes up with solutions. I really admire him for his self-motivation and consistency to do the best with what he has. There is a saying that When God give you lemoons, you make lemonade. Patrick knows how to make good lemonade!! Thank you for letting me share my comments.
Jackie Moody
Date: 11/4/2012
It's a shame that it takes a story like this to make us appreciate what we have been blessed with. We tend to focus too much on what we don't have. Patrick has a tremendous attitude and his lesson about finding what you "do" have is priceless. This video has given me something to think about. Thanks you for sharing this with us, Yoke. To Douglas O'Neal's post above, I would like to encourage you not to quit. I have accepted the fact that I will probably never play like Vladamir Horowitz.
Jackie Moody
Date: 11/4/2012
Continued...BUT, I can play fairly well, I enjoy playing, and I have a piano. Those are three things that a ton of people cannot say or do. I think of those people who I hear say "gee I wish I could play the piano" or "gee I wish I had a piano so I could make music" and I again have to stop and count my blessings.
Date: 11/6/2012
Thanx 4 sharing... wot an encouragement 2 evry1 ... thanx Patrick :)
Date: 11/6/2012
Thanks a lot Yoke for sharing Patrick's inspirational testimony. God bless.
Lucie Marchand
Date: 11/6/2012
The Lord has a plan for His children. May we count His blessings in our life. Thank for sharing this wonderful vidéo of these two heros
Mike Aparicio
Date: 11/6/2012
Both are Supermen! I can't say more! What a beautiful way to teach! Thanks!
Date: 11/6/2012
How to play start piano.Plase give song notes. thanks
Date: 11/6/2012
How to play start piano.Plase give song notes. thanks
Date: 11/6/2012
Such an inspiring young man, most importantly, his Dad. What a team! Imagine the fathers out there taking the time that Mr. Huges has given to his son and never having a thought to giving up on anything..... so far we can go with our childen, especially when they have certain needs but have special potentials. Sd s pisno musician, as a person with physical chalenges, ir's always good to know that there;s somebody out there, continues to open the doors and never giving up.......
barbara lescoe
Date: 11/6/2012
thank you for the interesting notes on this person I have tried to do so much with teachers and they are over my head. I try to play simple baptist songs at our church but I need to learn the runs and etc. thank you again for your support to all people.BARBARA LESCOE
Date: 11/6/2012
Thank you for your link, and Patric Henry. "Shining for our LORD Jesus Christ." Bible said that "Those who has will be given more." Blessing!
Date: 11/6/2012
Thank you for giving this information. it inspired me a lot.
Van Anh
Date: 11/6/2012
He's really a great man. This story gave me a lesson not also in practicing piano but also in the life. Brave and the love are the key of success
rodrick nyange
Date: 11/7/2012
Dot Sackville
Date: 11/7/2012
Thankyou for sharing this with us.What an inspiration...My prayer is for forgiveness, for all my grumbling......
Date: 11/7/2012
Thanks for the video. I'm touched by Patrick's determination and his family support.
Mike Aparicio
Date: 11/7/2012
Both are Supermen! I can't say more! What a beautiful way to teach! Thanks!
Morris G.
Date: 11/7/2012
Glory be unto God who is no respecter of persons, but blesses and graces all his children alike! So, be blessed and be a blessing for others like Patrick. God bless you more and more!
Bev lyall
Date: 11/9/2012
Thank you for this beautiful message. We all have gifts. Let's use what we were given and look to help others use theirs too! God is truly good!
annie taylor
Date: 11/11/2012
Thanks for sharing this inspirational message. Patrick is such an inspiration to me. I will never take life for granted anymore. Every day is a blessing. Whenever I start saying I start complaining about my piano playing, I will be reminded not to never give up.
Date: 11/11/2012
Hats off to Patick and his Dad. God has given them incredible patience. Truly they are a lesson to me as I am also a mother, to a disabled daughter who is suffering from Spina Bifida, I and my husband still struggling to make her dream come true. 'God is good all the time.'
Date: 12/30/2012
Date: 12/31/2012
My story is for everyone who gets discouraged about playing piano and thinks of giving it up. Where do I start? Back to last Spring I was re-organising my home and found in the attic quite a number of music tapes, mainly pieces of classical staff, opera and old songs. Today these can be a bit of problem as everything is on cds, I did not want to get rid of these as being old memories so I decided to transfer these into discs, so for sometimes there was music playing at my place for hours. So
Date: 2/11/2013
Dear Wong Thanks for this wonderful inspirational. I think one of the greatest disabilities is the inability to appreciate God. Unfortunately, most of us are disabled in this regard. This is a story of belief in oneself, others and above all belief in God that He is able to do all things especially those who put their trust in Him. May this inspire us to trust God the more. Thank you and God bless us all
Date: 3/14/2013
Thanks you for shareing this with us. i have been uplifted. we are truly bless.i should never complain.Thanks
B.J Tyrrell
Date: 4/23/2013
I have this bookmarked. You have blessed my life Patrick. Thank you. Thank you as well for posting this. Mrs.Wong. God Bless. B.J.
Judy Porter
Date: 6/4/2013
You go, Patrick! Awesome!
Date: 6/27/2013
The amazing power of God is at work in the life of Patrick. The zeal to choose to tap into his potential is amazing. Thank God for this type of father who has not given up on his son.
Richard Hoff
Date: 10/10/2013
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story of Hope and Courage.
Date: 1/17/2014
Yes, Count your blessings! Always remember to count your blessings.
raul zapata
Date: 3/29/2014
A huge soul into a small body.
Date: 4/22/2014
good evening ,Patrick you are inspiration me
Date: 4/22/2014
god always bless u
Date: 8/3/2014
Wow, I am speechless!
Okafor Elias
Date: 6/6/2015
Patrick, you are an inspiration to all of us. You have used the God given in you which is the purpose of life. Thank you
Elaine Fonseka
Date: 7/20/2015
Thank you for this video and story of Patrick. His success is to say "I can" and "Count your blessings." I hope I can follow his dream, esp Somewhere Over the Rainbow. God bless you.

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