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Music School Trend Growing In Nashville Area -- Mikayla Lewis

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MOUNT JULIET, Tenn.--Young musicians are getting a head start on their music  careers with music schools popping up all over Middle Tennessee. The newest one to open is Rock Zone School of Music in Mount Juliet.

Caitlynn Haraba is a 12-year-old that just started playing guitar a couple of weeks ago. In a few more weeks she will be playing and singing for her first gig at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Caitlynn Haraba says, "That's like the thing I am most excited about because I've never really performed in front of people with a band."

The 7th grader got into a band at Rock Zone School of Music in Mount Juliet.

Haraba says, "It makes me feel like I can express myself and put everything into it."

Johnny Juarez and his wife founded Rock Zone in Buffalo , NY moving to Tennessee last July.

Juarez , creative director says, "It's Music City, so I thought what better place to do it than here."

Rock Zone opened in late April with 30 students between ages 7-17 already enrolled.

Rock Zone's motto is "ready, set,  go." "Ready"meaning private and songwriting lessons. "Set" is playing with other students in a band. "Go" is going out on real gigs.

Juarez says, " Just being able to connect kids with talented instructors and giving them a place instead of jamming in their garage they come here. They learn and meet new friends and then go out and gig. "

The bands will tour locally and even nationally. Rock Zone also provides scholarships for families eligible like for Caitlynn's single dad- Michael Haraba...

Michael Haraba says, "It makes me feel good , I feel like I am doing something as a dad. I don't want to get emotional but  I am excited because it's something she can really pursue."

Lessons learned here also go beyond the stage.

Juarez says, "It translates off stage as well with their confidence and their ability to collaborate with other people."

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