ZoeBy Pauline France

Whoever said little girls can’t play guitar has obviously not heard 9-year-old Zoe Thompson from the U.K.

Thompson picked up the guitar at 6 and joined a group called The Mini Band, whose members are between the ages of 8 and 10.

The Mini Band’s YouTube videos have gone viral, and the kids have received praise from bands like Metallica and prog rock band Dream Theater.

Check out Thompson’s year-by-year performances below, and visit The Mini Band’s website here.

“New Divide” by Linkin Park at 6 years old

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses at 7 years old

“Stratosphere” by Stratovarius at 8 years old

“The Pretenders” by Foo Fighters at 9 years old