While most Brooklyn students are hitting the books for back-to-school season, some are hitting high notes.
The borough is a hotbed of young musical talent, fueled by a growing roster of music schools that teach kids how to rock out.
One Brooklyn teen band, Unlocking the Truth, even signed a Sony contract that could have netted them $1.7 million (the band was reportedly looking to exit the deal earlier this year).
DNAinfo New York asked Park Slope Rock School, Brooklyn Music Factory, Acme Hall Studios and School of Rock Brooklyn for examples of other young musicians strutting their stuff with covers of classic hits.
Take a listen, enjoy their talent and think back to all those times you squandered your chances at musical success by refusing to practice piano.
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Brooklyn Music Factory’s Big City Country is a group of 11, 12 and 13-year-olds. The members are Eoin Riley-Duffy on drums, Jude Rollison on guitar and vocals, Grace Isaacs on bass and vocals and Bella Saul on keyboard and vocals. Here they cover Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Watch out White Stripes.
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Did Guns n Roses have these sweet children in mind when they released "Sweet Child O' Mine" in 1987? Here the musical collective Control the Sound, then known as End of Time, gives Axl Rose and Slash a run for their money.
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Kids aged 7 to 11 had only a few days to learn the 1981 Journey smash "Don't Stop Believin'" at Brooklyn School of Rock's 1980s music camp, and did a solid job with Steve Perry's classic.
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Students at Park Slope Rock School perform Steppenwolf's 1968 counter-culture anthem "Born to be Wild."
YouTube/Park Slope Voice Lessons
Armed with just a sparkly glove, Rohan sings his heart out on Michael Jackson's "Beat It."