Fall 2013 Daisy Rock Bangles/Vicki Peterson Guitar Scholarship: Noel “Elly” Waters

Stig Mathisen (Guitar Program Chair) with Noel "Elly" Waters

Stig Mathisen (Guitar Program Chair) with Noel “Elly” Waters

Burbank CA native, Noel “Elly” Waters is the talented winner of the Second Annual Daisy Rock Bangles/Vicki Peterson Scholarship at Musicians Institute. She specializes in Jazz and Pop styles and comes to the MI Guitar Program with the commitment to be the best at what she does.

Elly states that while at MI, “I hope to improve my sight reading chops, songwriting, playing over changes, and live performance in any genre”.

When asked why she chose to study at MI she adds, “for as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about the extraordinary people who have studied at MI and have gone on to accomplish tremendous things in their chosen fields of music.  Additionally, I appreciate that MI is located in the heart of the industry”.

She describes her future goals and vision as: “when I finish my studies and receive a degree at Musicians Institute, I hope to be the complete package (triple threat perhaps? … a singer, songwriter, and performer), a skilled guitar player and equally accomplished singer/songwriter bringing something unique to the world of pop music”.

The Daisy Rock Scholarship is awarded to a newly enrolling female guitar student at MI who demonstrates outstanding musicianship, band performance skills and originality in the Rock/Pop genre.  The award is named in honor of Vicki Peterson, who has been the guitarist for the groundbreaking multi-platinum, all female band The Bangles since their inception in 1981.

Everyone at MI welcomes Elly to the fall class of the Guitar Program (GIT), and congratulates her on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to our industry partner Daisy Rock Girl Guitars for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented female students like Elly with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.  To learn more about Daisy Rock Guitars and products click here:  http://www.daisyrock.com/

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