10/29/2014 12:29 EDT

Edmonton Homeless Man Plays Beautiful Public Piano Solo (VIDEO)

This is why you never judge a book by its cover.

Ryan, an Edmonton homeless man, recently impressed passersby with his beautiful and moving piano talents.

He was filmed playing an incredible solo on a public piano in Churchill Square. He says he composed the piece himself, despite not having any formal piano training.

The piano was put in place earlier this year, along with several others in the city, as a way to liven up public spaces.

“I want random people to play, I want really great people to play, I want really bad people to play,” project founder David Rauch told CBC News at the time.

Ryan's video is reminiscent of a man in Vancouver, Wash., who can sometimes be found bringing customers to tears as he tickles the ivories on a piano in a local thrift shop.

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