The Michigan pizza delivery man who dazzled social media with his piano playing skills is detailing the backstory of how it all came about.
Bryce Dudal, 18, who works at Hungry Howie’s Pizza in Sterling, said a piano at a customer's home caught his attention as he made a recent delivery.
"I noticed the piano right here and said, ‘'Oh wow, that's a really nice piano,' and he was like, ‘You play?' and I said, 'Yeah, I play. I’ve been playing for about 11 or 12 years now.' I was like, 'What kind is it?' He said, 'I’m not sure. You wanna come check it out?'" the teenager told Inside Edition.
Dudal, who has been working at the pizzeria since October, was donning gym shorts, a red shirt from the shop he works at, and a backwards cap as he tickled the ivories.
He sat at the keys and went right into Beethoven’s "Moonlight Sonata."
Homeowners Paul and Julie Varchetti were stunned.
Paul Varchetti pulled out his phone and recorded the performance. His video has now gone viral, with nearly 800,000 views on Facebook.
“We were just freaking out," Julie Varchetti told Inside Edition. "We just couldn’t believe it."
The Varchettis told the "Today” show that the piano was given to them for free by friends and hardly gets played. They said it was nice to finally have someone play it.
Dudal is a mostly self-taught pianist and eventually got private lessons.
“My mom, when I was real young, she got me Beethoven CDs, and I used to sit there and listen to them all day," he said. "The music just spoke to me. And I would have loved to be able to play that on the piano and I took the time to, with no teacher, learn it myself,”
He added, "I just wanted someone to enjoy classical music and be inspired."
Dudal is about to start at Macomb Community College on a baseball scholarship, which he says requires the same forearm strength as piano-playing.