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Meet Alex Windsor of Guitar Center, Inc and Gritty in Pink in Woodland Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Windsor.

Alex, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Like many other musicians, I moved to LA to pursue my dreams of being part of the music industry. Before that, I studied music in college and performed all around Chicago and the greater Midwest. My background in teaching private music lessons helped me earn the role of Education Specialist at the Guitar Center Support Center, where I help write new curriculum, develop educational programs, and train employees. Additionally, I am a founding member of Gritty in Pink, an LA-based platform designed to empower women in music, arts, and entertainment.

Has it been a smooth road?
I have been very fortunate to have some of the opportunities that I have had, but it has most definitely not always been easy. There have been many days where I wanted to quit and pursue something else. Sometimes the hardest part was trying to stay positive when everything felt like falling apart – however, I think toughing it out is what made all the difference. I still have to remind myself to look back at how far I’ve come, and to keep moving forward.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am the Education Specialist for the Guitar Center Support Center. My job is essentially to help develop and improve all aspects of the Guitar Center lessons business, including curriculum, programs, training, and operations. I’m extremely proud of Guitar Center’s commitment to educating the next generation of musicians, as well as cultivating an environment of personal growth.

I am also the Jam Leader for the monthly Gritty in Pink all-female showcase, where I help recruit and communicate with musicians, organize performances, and perform alongside some of the most talented women in the LA music scene. I am deeply proud of how far this new organization has moved forward in a short amount of time, and it is an honor to work with the dedicated founder, Shira Leigh of SHIRAGIRL notoriety.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
To me, LA still feels like the musical epicenter of the U.S. Other cities seem to have thriving music scenes, but in my experience, this is the place to network and meet other artists on a professional level. I often hear that the LA music scene is overly saturated, or not what it used to be, but I still see a ton of potential. I’ve met many artists that are putting out fresh, unique material. In a city so broad, I think it’s all about knowing where to look.

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Jack Lue

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