A love of the blues leads inspirational music therapy student to Acadia


John Main

Blues is one of his favourite genres, but a Halifax teen born with half of his body partially paralyzed is an upbeat and inspirational pianist.

John Main was born with polymicrogyria, a condition characterized by the abnormal development of the brain. Symptoms include seizures that can result in a learning disability – something Main struggles with. He also only has the use of one finger on his left hand.

Despite the challenges he faces, Main has managed to master tunes well beyond his age. And this September, the 18-year-old will be studying music therapy at Acadia University after being awarded a major scholarship.

Watch his inspirational story on CTV News

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