NBC News | October 14, 2012
>>> a 7-year-old british girl is taking the classical music world by storm being likened by some to mozart. she already composed several songs, starting when she was 5. her popularity on-line is growing fast with tens of thousands of views on youtube.
>> oh, yes.
>> reporter: alma is composing a chela, her father at her side, to help her put her music down.
>> okay. can you make the move on that.
>> reporter: the 7-year-old composed a short opera and is an incredibly gifted musician.
>> elma , that was wonderful. you composed it yourself?
>> reporter: is it about anything in particular?
>> reporter: still it small to reach the pedals were her ability to have sophisticated classical music amazes critics.
>> it normally comes when i'm resting kind of. because normally when i try, it is more when i'm in bed or resting, relaxed?
>> reporter: enchanting to find a little girl of that age sitting and composing her own music, to quite a substantial degree is really extraordinary.
>> reporter: once a week, hpiano teachers puts her through the paces.
>> it is almost like she has been here before. it is uncanny.
>> reporter: elma also plays the violin. accompanied with her mother and performed her own music in london and israel.
>> it i like it when she performs much more than she did z.
>> you like it?
>> well i just want everything to turn out well. yes.
>> reporter: elma spends five hours a day on her music but does normal kid stuff too.
>> i like it climb trees tp i like to dance. i read a lot.
>> reporter: some say she is too young to be compared to the greats, but there is no doubt this child is an original talent. nbc news, london.