Meowsic To Nora's Ears

By Meera Dolasia on August 18, 2009

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Most musical divas are eccentric. Nora, a pianist, is no exception. She only plays when she feels like it and sometimes even gets inside the piano.

How does she get away with it? By purring and nuzzling her owner - for Nora is no ordinary musician, but a six-year old kitty-cat with a natural musical talent.

Nora's 'musical' career began when she was one and a half years old. Adopted by her owners from a rescue shelter in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the kitty had a hard time getting along with the other five household cats. Instead, she found solace on her owner, Betsy Alexander's baby grand piano.

And, she had a good teacher - For Betsy is a music composer and piano teacher, who always  had students at the house. The little kitty was obviously paying a lot of attention, for one day she suddenly started to hit the keys with her paw.

When Betsy and her partner Burnell, heard the music, they ran down to see who was playing - only to discover little Nora pawing away at the keyboard. Astonished, but quite pleased at this 'raw' talent, they encouraged her, and soon Nora was on her way to stardom.

Persuaded by her students, Betsy filmed Nora playing the piano and posted the video on YouTube, where it has garnered over 6 million views! It also caught the attention of American music artist Billy Joel, who sent Nora sheet music and an autographed picture. Nora returned the favor by  sending him a "paw"tograph.

Now, at age 6, Nora is a veteran pianist, and about to become an even bigger star - For starting tomorrow (August 19th) a television crew from NBC's Today show, will be setting up a live feed from Nora's home and piano - so that she can play 'live' in front of the entire world - Of course that will happen only if the diva feels up to it . . . . . . purrrrrr!

To learn more about this amazing cat and read her daily 'meowings'  check out her site NoraWeb/nora_news.

sources:usatoday.com,wikipedia.org., http://www.ravenswingstudio.com/NoraWeb/nora_news/

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  • catsTuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm
    cute
    • Why.....Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm
      Ok that's impressive
      • ponnies
        ponniesTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:43 am
        that cat is very talented!!!!!MEOW
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuFriday, November 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm
          Awwwwwwwww so cute
          • zmccord
            zmccordThursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:04 am
            all you need to know is the expression on my face
            • pouncelover
              pounceloverMonday, September 29, 2014 at 9:20 am
              intrusting
              • gymnastluv2253
                gymnastluv2253Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:10 am
                That cat is just too cute!!!
                • kittypie
                  kittypieSunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm
                  i know right!!!!!! i think I'm gong to have a cat-tastraphie and a heart attack
                • yona123
                  yona123Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:15 am
                  awesome
                  • Mia talorickoWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:07 am
                    Cool my cat can do that to
                    • TylerWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:17 am
                      That cat has some musical skills to play the pino like that.that cat can be a mintiur Albert instine.

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