Our very first interview: Stephanie Pickard

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Interview | 0 comments

We had the chance to have a chat with Stephanie Pickard. Being a guitar player, playing in a band, and teaching guitar as a profession, we think she would be a prefect candidate for our very first interview!

QueensOfMetal.com: You are a Musician’s Institute graduate. What was your major? Was it genre specific?
Stephanie Pickard: Yes, I went to MI and majored in guitar. The way they separate the programs there isn’t by genre, it’s by instrument so you do actually end up playing and learning a lot of different styles and techniques. The way that they gear it more towards your personal interests is with your private lesson instructor and you do also get to choose which live playing workshops you decide to participate in, which are anything from reggae to metal.

QoM.com How did you decide to study music?
Stephanie Honestly, there was nothing else I wanted to do. I was actually having a hard time towards the end of high school because I just wanted to start my life and focus on music. I was a hard worker but not one of those kids that school just came easy to and I was ready to focus on my passion. And I just couldn’t see myself doing anything else besides playing guitar. That being said though, just because you are passionate about it and you know what you want to do, it’s still not an easy path by any means.

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A post from Metalholic.com – This Is Not A Djentlemen’s Club

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

You will probably see posts or articles like this from time to time. Even though I don’t personally agree the idea of ranking, this particular post is focusing on recognizing:

Very valuable guitar players in the list!

The best thing though, within the years this type of lists started to increase in number and also there seem to be more and more metal shredderettes out there! Keep rocking girls! Till the day these lists become obsolete! \m/

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Do You Want To Take Guitar Lessons?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

If you haven’t heard of it, there is a pretty cool website called bandhappy.com, where you can take music lessons from your favorite musician, from your own home! And you know what? We met with a killer guitar player there: Stephanie Pickard. She is a shredder from Los Angeles. You can check out her band As Fate Paves Ruin. She has a lot of teaching experience, and now you can take lessons from her from anywhere in the world.

Keep rocking Stephanie! \m/

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy mother’s day to all moms out there. Regardless what you listen to, you moms are tough as metal. Thank you for doing the most difficult task on earth. We raise our horns up for you! \m/

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