WNY Musician with down syndrome inspires people around the world

I absolutely loved doing this story on Sujeet Desai. I met him back in May, when he received an award at the Museum of DisABILITY history. He has down syndrome, and he is such an inspiration to us all.

He is a talented musician who has performed all over the world, even Carnegie Hall!

He also has wonderful parents who have supported him through the years and helped to foster his musical talents. Check out the story below:

Sujeet Desai eats, sleeps, and breathes music.

“I practice at least 3 hours everyday,” said Sujeet Desai, International Musician.

He’s been a proud musician since he was just 9 years old. He started off with playing the violin.

Now he plays more than 7 instruments, including the clarinet.

“I feel love by sharing my musical talents to other people. It really makes me happy to see my audience enjoying the music,” said Sujeet Desai.

Sujeet’s musical talents have taken him all over the world.

“So far the one I’ve liked the best was Singapore. Singapore was the best one where I’ve played because I met the president of Singapore,” said Sujeet Desai.

Sujeet has down syndrome, and has never let challenges stand in his way.

“Then he just exceeded exceeded to a level where played in Carnegie Hall. That was the highest achievement in my world because this pianist just saw him in YouTube,” said Sindoor Desai, Sujeet’s mother.

A sweet song of success, for a role model for people with disabilities across the globe.

“Music brought him the exposure to socializing, acceptance,” said Sindoor Desai.

Sujeet has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

“I want to see myself play more,” said Sujeet Desai.

To learn more about Sujeect Desai, go to http://sujeet.com/


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