Bangles Guitarist Vicki Peterson (l.) with Giulia Marta Vallar (rt.)

Bangles Guitarist Vicki Peterson (l.) with Giulia Marta Vallar (rt.)

We are extremely pleased to announce that Giulia Marta Vallar is the winner of the fourth Annual Daisy Rock Bangles/Vicki Peterson Scholarship at Musicians Institute. With 10 years of classical guitar training and 3 years of electric guitar playing experience, the multi-talented Giulia specializes in various funky rock and riff-oriented styles.  She comes to the MI Guitar Program from Italy (by way of London) with the dedication and commitment to be the best at what she does.

Giulia states that while at MI, “I hope to become the best guitar player I can be and to express my full potential, to learn and master a lot of different techniques, meet new band mates and develop my self as a professional musician”.

When asked why she chose to study at MI she adds, “I studied guitar in London but I have always wanted to live and play in L.A.  MI is located in the heart of Hollywood and its vibrant and competitive environment is just charming for me. There is such a great energy, inspiration and motivation flowing around this school”.

She describes her future goals as: “my main goal is to develop and discover myself and my intimate sound on my instrument, my beloved electric guitar.  I’d love to become a professional artist, able to make people happy with my original 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 Giulia 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 Giulia 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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