Kylie Smith, 9, of Chandler performs at National Association of Music Merchants Show

CHANDLER, AZ - Fourth grader Kylie Smith, of Chandler, may seem to be your typical 9-year-old, but it's the song in her heart that makes her extraordinary.

Kylie has been playing the piano since the age of 3 and 1/2. This week she got a chance to show her stuff at a prestigious music event in California.  

The annual National Association of Music Merchants Show is a trade type show where it seems everyone in the music industry worldwide is watching.  

Kylie, a student of the East Valley Yamaha Music School. The Yamaha schools only invited three performers in the nation to attend for the Junior Original Concert at the show.

"I'm a little nervous," she said. "I love to play my own original music. It is like you are telling a story with the music."

Kylie explains that she practices at least an hour a day if not more. The program is a rigorous one that requires a lot of dedication from both the parents and the student.

Kylie performed one of her original works at the show Thursday.

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