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PHOENIX -

It's not the magical mystery tour. But in many ways it's close. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has made a stop in the valley.

The bus is named after the former Beatle.

"John Lennon comes in cause toward the end of his life he really got into music education," says Hans Tanner, producer and engineer of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

Inside the bus -- a complete mobile recording studio.

"Working with kids of all ages, ask them to come on this bus and write and record original music, and we create original music, videos for the music as well."

It's a nonprofit venture. All the equipment is donated by makers like Sony, Gibson Guitar, and Apple.

"Everything you possibly need to these kids' dreams a reality is here."

The bus is so top notch, A-list recording artists have used it, and allowed the students to join them.

"The Black Eyed Peas actually utilized this bus to record their newest album in the beginning of 2010 and every day that we were working with them, we were bringing students out to create original music and the Peas would be part of it."

While some students use the bus as a possible path way to stardom, others use it as a way to get into college and to study music.

"One of my favorite things is when we actually hear about kids that are applying to college applications."

Best part of the John Lennon Educational Bus -- it's free and anything you create is yours. You own the rights to it.

John Lennon Bus in Phoenix
April 15-19
lennonbus.org

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