Daisy Rock Guitars and Berklee College of Music Announce New Partnership to Empower Female Musicians

April 29, 2007

Berkleemusic’s online music teaching platform provides a collaborative learning environment that encourages participation and removes the social pressures and dynamics that often occur in traditional one-on-one or classroom instruction. These online guitar courses combine personal access to Berklee’s guitar faculty along with interactive Flash demonstrations, Quicktime movies, downloadable Mp3 files, and tablature to produce a unique educational experience where women can freely collaborate and thrive with like-minded musicians from around the world. Notable Berkleemusic online guitar students include Cathy and Kristen Henderson, founders of the popular band Antigone Rising.

Initial plans for the rollout of this partnership include the development of online guitar classes designed specifically for women, as well as special packages tailor-made for women who enroll in online courses at the school.

“As a female bass player during a time when male musicians outnumbered us by nearly 20 to 1, I wished there were more resources to help me and other women like me. By partnering with Berklee, I feel like we can really help women with better instruments, better education, and better opportunities. This is a huge step toward leveling the playing field and girls ruling the world! ”
- Tish Ciravolo, President & Founder of Daisy Rock Guitars

“We're proud to be working with Tish and Daisy Rock Guitars. With our online learning environment, student’s achievements are based solely on the merits of their work. One of the major goals for our online school is to empower more women to be involved in every area throughout the entire music industry. This partnership is an excellent step towards achieving that goal.”
- Dave Kusek, Vice President at Berklee

ABOUT DAISY ROCK GUITARS
Daisy Rock is the original girl-guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing pro-quality guitars for females. The company is led by its President, Tish Ciravolo, and co-owned and distributed by Alfred Publishing. Daisy Rock’s ongoing mission is to provide females of all ages with whatever it takes to learn to play guitar and enjoy music. Daisy Rock has established and continues to strengthen its reputation as “THE female guitar company.”

Daisy Rock, its talented management team, and its products have been continuously featured in worldwide mainstream media, including People, Time, Newsweek, The Today Show, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio the Associated Press, etc. The company was founded solely by Tish Ciravolo in October 2000.

ABOUT BERKLEEMUSIC.COM
Berkleemusic.com is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berkleemusic’s award-winning online courses and certificate programs are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry. As the business of music continues to move online, Berkleemusic is taking a leadership role in educating the next generation of producers, performers, and entrepreneurs on this evolving industry landscape. Berkleemusic’s students come from over 80 countries around the world, and include Grammy award winners, managers, artists, publishers, music business entrepreneurs and major international touring acts.

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