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"Rockstar Rhythms" School Of Rock's Young Musician Spotlight

Zoe Varela - 10 years old

Loveland, CO

What made you want to become a musician?

When I first listened to the band Ghost. They inspired me to play the guitar.

Which instruments do you play?


What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?

l would like to be better at playing. I would love to be able to perform in many places. Maybe a record deal?

What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?

l'm very committed and I always give 100%.

Which instrument is your favorite to play and why?

lt would be guitar. It is very fun and I enjoy playing. Makes me feel alive.

What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?

I am able to express myself with music.

Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician.

My favorite would be learning new songs that I enjoy. My least would be losing my picks.

Are there any musicians who inspire you? What qualities do you admire about them?

James Hetfield inspires me to be a better musician. I admire his love for music.

Tell me about your favorite performance in your career.

My favorite performance was the winter performance. I felt very confident and I had a lot of fun.

Which skills have you gained from School of Rock that help you perform effectively as a musician?

I love the way they teach. They give me confidence I need.

Do you follow a process or ritual before a performance to get rid of nerves or performance anxiety?

I love to pray. Praying helps me get rid of the nerves and gives me the boost I need.

Are there any instructors you look up to at School of Rock? What qualities do they have that you admire?

I like both Jj and Jordan, l enjoy how kind and patient they are when they are teaching and it's another reason why I like it here.

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