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Blind LDS teen organist is self-taught, plays by ear
MR says: While visiting Utah, Kuha'o Kawaauhau-Case was able to play the organ in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. He also met Richard Elliott, one of the Tabernacle organists.Members of the Waimea 1st Ward, Kona Hawaii Stake, on the Big Island of Hawaii oftentimes make it a point to arrive early to sacrament meeting each Sunday. As they come in, find a seat and sit, the sounds coming from the chapel invite the Spirit as they enjoy the prelude music and talent of Kuha'o Kawaauhau-Case, a 15-year-old organist.
"He is so unique and marvelous. ... I have such a love for Kuha'o and his enthusiasm for life and dedication to the Church," said Barbara Townsend, a member of his ward. "I feel blessed to live in the same ward and listen each week to his awesome renditions of the hymns."
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