Women In Music

Pianist Shows us How to Respond Gracefully When Something Goes Wrong on Stage

Pianist Shows us How to Respond Gracefully When Something Goes Wrong on Stage

We’ve all had something go unexpectedly wrong on stage – tripping over a guitar cable, smacking your face with the microphone, etc. But as the saying goes, it’s not what happens to you, but rather how you respond that matters, right? Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues […]

Video: 8-Year-Old Japanese Girl Shreds to Guthrie Govan’s ‘Fives’

Video: 8-Year-Old Japanese Girl Shreds to Guthrie Govan’s ‘Fives’

A video featuring a Japanese 8-year-old girl named Li-Sa-X playing Guthrie Govan’s  “Fives” has surfaced the web, and it’s pretty mind-blowing. The song comes off Govan’s 2006 Erotic Cakes album, and while the girl’s cover is not spot-on, it is remarkable given the fact that she’s […]

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

I can’t tell you how many times people have been shocked to learn I’m a guitarist. “What? A female guitarist? No way!” Actually, I’m a person just like you who plays guitar. OH, and it just so happens that I’m a woman. Big deal. I’m […]

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

It’s funny how life works. I always wanted to be a student at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, Calif., and just recently I was honored with an invitation by the Women’s Music Summit (WMS) to participate in the summit’s PR and promotions panel on July 28 […]

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) interviewed me a few days ago to talk about my career in public relations at Fender, how I started playing guitar, and the challenges I’ve faced as a woman in the music industry. Visit TheWiMN.com to read the […]

Study Shows Men With Guitars Are More Attractive. But What About the Ladies?

Study Shows Men With Guitars Are More Attractive. But What About the Ladies?

Alright gents, line up at your nearest music store. A recent study conducted by France’s Universate de Bretagne-Sud says that men carrying a guitar are considered sexier than those not carrying a guitar. I don’t necessarily agree nor disagree with the results of the study; I […]

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

If you’re an electric guitarist or a Fender enthusiast, you’re most likely familiar with the name Abigail Ybarra, endearingly referred to as “Abby.” Personally hired as a pickup winder by Leo Fender in 1956, Abby has been creating some of the most recognizable guitar tones […]

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

I recently recorded traditional Venezuelan waltz “Pica Pica” (one of my top three favorite jams) for a Takamine guitars demo video. My first-ever classical guitar was a Takamine, and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that 12 years later I would be working […]

On Meeting Eddie Van Halen, Winning an Award, And Running Into Stevie Wonder

On Meeting Eddie Van Halen, Winning an Award, And Running Into Stevie Wonder

A week ago today I was in Anaheim, Calif., for the 2013 Winter NAMM show, and boy – what a show! First, I meet Eddie Van Halen, then I get a She Rocks Award, and then I run into Stevie Wonder. Three completely unexpected and […]

The Women’s International Music Network Honored Me With a She Rocks Award

The Women’s International Music Network Honored Me With a She Rocks Award

On Jan. 25 during NAMM, I was honored with the “Next Generation” She Rocks Award at the first annual Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) breakfast and She Rocks Award ceremony held at the Marriott in Anaheim, Calif. (!!!). The award came to me as an absolute […]