A GIFTED saxophonist and drummer from Winsford is inspiring budding young musicians, including Katie Price's son, Harvey.

André Adams, who has autism, won a talent show when he was only 10 - just six months after learning to play The Pink Panther.

Once he started lessons, his astonishing ability stunned music professionals.

The following year, the Winsford schoolboy performed in Autism's Got Talent, a talent show in Birkenhead organised by Anna Kennedy OBE, who nominated him for a six month scholarship at The Christopher Maloney Academy in Liverpool.

This year he was chosen as one of 18 acts to perform in London at Autism's Got Talent.

Mum Tracy said: "Katie and Harvey Price were in the audience. Katie was so impressed by the show, she entered Harvey in the next show which was filmed for her TV show My Crazy Life."

Harvey, 16, who has severe autism and is partially blind, has been playing the keyboard since he was four.

André, now 13, has also impressed audiences at the Salt Works Music Festival, Grappenhall Walled Gardens jazz night and Petty Pool Music Fest.

Incredibly, he can't read music but can pick up tunes by listening to them. He has mastered Queen's epic rock song Bohemian Rhapsody and Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.

André has private lessons with renowned teacher Erin Elston.

Tracy said: "André is very unique. He picks up a melody and finds it with his fingers. He will watch his teacher play and can play it straight away. His rhythm is fantastic. He can pick up sounds that no-one else in the room can hear.

"He continues to champion neurodiversity wherever he performs."

Tracy says her son was able to sing before he could talk and has always been drawn to music.

"He's not a big talker, so he finds it difficult to express himself," she said. "We're just delighted he's found a way to express himself through the saxophone."

André has been diagnosed with ASD, dyslexia and ADHD.

The Hartford CE High School pupil presents a personal music award every year to help nurture talented youngsters to follow in his footsteps.

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André Adams presents the André Adams Music Award 2019 to Szymon Buczyn, who is learning to play the piano

Designed by him and his family, it is in the shape of a metronome and engraved with a quote from celebrated author Hans Christian Andersen: ‘where words fail, music speaks’.

The André Adams Music Award 2019 was given to Szymon Buczny, 11, a pupil at Utkinton St Paul's Primary School, who is learning to play the piano.

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Last year the award went to Harry Huxley, 10, from André's former school, Huxley CE Primary.

Tracy added: "André would like to continue inspiring and encouraging primary school children to be musical, be it singing or playing an instrument."