Soon, Touzet was able to pick out melodies and play them by ear: "My two main occupations in Cojimar were swimming and playing the piano." In 1925, Touzet began formal piano studies with Jos Echniz, a well-known teacher and the father of Jos " Pepe" Echniz, one of the first Cuban concert pianists. Echniz died four months later, leaving Touzet without a teacher.
She was buried on a stormy day and I helped carry her casket through the streets of Guanabacoa to the cemetery.
He led a 16-piece orchestra at Havana's Grand Casino Nacional.
When Touzet turned 20, his father encouraged him to enter business school and major in accounting, but Touzet convinced him that he wanted to dedicate himself only to music: Even though I did well on the exams, accounting did not agree well with me, so I told my Dad: 'Listen Dad, if I keep studying accounting, I will become just a regular accountant, but with music, I can do something important.' Touzet's orchestra gained much fame from playing Big Band music using charts brought from the United States, and at 24 years old, he was making enough money to marry and start a family.
He also participated in many recitals and won several first-place honors in piano competitions.
Even though he had no background in composition, he wrote his first piano piece when he was fifteen years old.