An elderly street pianist has the Internet in tears with her music

Music has the power to tell the most incredible stories. It has the power to invoke emotion and feelings within us when there are simply no words to say. For one elderly woman on the streets of Melbourne, her piano music is not just a hobby but more so an extension of herself and her life. This beloved piano player is well-known around the city, often drawing huge crowds to come and listen to her absolutely breathtaking displays.

Natalie has led a hard and sometimes difficult life. Her journey has brought both extreme happiness and desperate sadness. From the breakdown of her marriage to losing two children, Natalie has plunged to the depths of homelessness and poverty. Through it all though, music has brought her immense joy and comfort. Now, her immense talent and passion has opened the door to a new and exciting chapter in her life.

Matthew Trayling is one of Natalie’s surviving children and a man who is fiercely proud of his mother and her fantastic ability. Since he shared this video of her playing a heartfelt masterpiece, it has skyrocketed to over 8 million views! Business Insider wanted to know what Matthew’s motivation was to post the video. His answer was admirable and certainly begs the question, is he right?

Matthew held the belief, or at the very least the hope that “the world would sit back and listen to one of, if not the best ‘unknown composer’ in the world today.” Apparently, the world is sitting up and taking notice. As this is just one of the many spellbinding symphonies that Natalie has up her sleeve, it may not be long before we all hear more from this gentle old lady and her magical soul.

It just goes to show you that no matter how hard life gets, it’s never too late for something amazing to happen to you. Natalie’s dedication to her passion has been bringing joy to many people for a lot of years and now it has got her noticed for the remarkably gifted musician she is. While she may have been playing on the streets for several years, Natalie can surely look forward to playing bigger stages and events in the future. With loyal following from her darkest days, she can continue to make more beautiful music like this for the whole world to enjoy.

Be inspired by her moving music right here.