Julia Levin: A Girl Walks Into a Guitar Shop…TEDx

It’s 2019 and women are confidently owning their space in an impressive number of traditionally male-dominated fields, including the guitar industry. The number of female guitarists is growing rapidly and they are breaking barriers and shifting the culture around this instrument. In this TEDx Talk, Julia Levin showcases how women are raising their voices, why they should be heard, and how we can create more opportunities to expand and diversify music culture by welcoming female artists. Julia Levin loves to create and play music. By day, she is a tenth grade student at The Masters School. By night, she is a fearless blues, rock, jazz and R&B guitarist. After five years of violin instruction, she stopped playing classical music and fell in love with electric guitar and drums. She considers herself fortunate to play with and learn from talented musicians in a wide variety of settings, although she's usually the only female musician in the room. While this doesn’t dampen her enthusiasm for playing or for the profession itself, she finds herself sharing the same disheartening experiences that other women report while attempting to join men on stage. This has sparked her interest in bringing awareness to the need for collegiality among men and women in the music industry. as well as equity and inclusion in all fields where skill and talent are all that truly matters. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

A Girl Walks Into a Guitar Shop… | Julia Levin | TEDxTheMastersSchool

Julia Levin playing a Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster in Fiesta Red | Norman's Rare Guitars

Julia Levin playing a 1950's Fender Telecaster at Norman's Rare Guitars