A TALENTED schoolboy has wowed a piano teacher by becoming her youngest student to make the top grade.

Twelve-year-old Michael Ng has just passed his diploma – a level usually taken by 18-year-olds.

Exam body the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music said it was a “fantastic achievement” making Michael one of the youngest in the area to pass.

His tutor Marion Creaser said in her 40 years’ teaching, he was her youngest pupil to get the diploma, equivalent to the first year of a degree.

Michael, from Langford Village, Bicester, has performed at various events in the town, including the Christmas lights switch-on.

But his dream is to play on a famous stage in front of the Royal family.

Michael said: “I feel over the moon. Sometimes I just get lost in the music and I just absolutely love it.”

Mrs Creaser said: “He is an extremely gifted boy.

“Michael has the technique, ability and musicality to become a concert pianist if that’s what he wants to do.”