Talented guitarist Kenza Haize has been named as winner of the 2021 D’Addario Women in Guitar Scholarship. The French and Senegalese guitarist comes to Musicians Institute with five years of playing experience in alternative rock, hard rock and metal genres.
As a current Bachelor’s degree and MI Guitar Program student, Kenza decided to attend MI because “I saw that many guitarists that I admire went there, like Jennifer Batten, Paul Gilbert and Synyster Gates.”
She added, “Since I’ve been at MI I discovered and learned to play so many other styles of music, and I started to really enjoy playing jazz. I really hope to be a well-rounded musician by the time I graduate from the Bachelor’s program, so that I can get hired to play any style of music.”
Kenza sees these skills as an important key to achieving her dream of one day being able to “to go on tour, either with a band or as a supporting musician for other artists.”
“I’m very proud and honored to have received this scholarship. To me, it’s a sign of progress, and it is largely due to all the wonderful teachers I’ve had at MI.”
Everyone at Musicians Institute congratulates Kenza on winning this very prestigious award!
Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, D’Addario and The D’Addario Music Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship as a part of its ongoing Music Education for Girls Initiative, which helps to provide talented students like Kenza with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
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