In this interview with Rachel Nania of WTOP, Rachna Heizer discusses how the family first learned of Jake’s musical talent and just how far he’s come.
“Rachna Heizer will never forget the time she was in the kitchen and heard the sound of nursery rhymes coming from the hallway. She assumed her 3-year-old was playing with a push-button toy, but when she turned the corner, she saw her then-nonverbal son figuring out familiar tunes on a miniature plastic piano.
“He’d heard [the nursery rhymes] enough that he had memorized them and taught himself to play them,” said Heizer, a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia.
‘And you couldn’t keep him away.'”