Fender Offered a Girl Rock Nation Workshop with Nik West… On Dec. 4, Fender offered a Girl Rock Nation workshop to 30 young girls of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights at the lavish House of Rock in Santa Monica.
During the three-hour retreat, the girls learned guitar, bass and songwriting from prominent female musicians like Nik West and Annie Clements, as well as crew from the Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls of Los Angeles. At the end of the workshop, Fender gifted each girl with a brand new acoustic guitar.
“Our members, and specifically our female members, are unfortunately underexposed to the arts and resources, especially in the field of music,” said Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights Executive Director Cris Arzate. “Fender and Girl Rock Nation not only provided our girls with an amazing workshop, but gave each of them their own acoustic guitar. Our club will now be able to hire a music instructor to continue what Fender and Girl Rock Nation have started.”
To continue championing women in music, Fender held an evening party at the House of Rock, which featured live performances by singer-songwriter Lucy Schwartz, West, Clements, Icelandic female trio The Charlies, and up-and-coming rock duo Two Piece Extra Spicy.