LOS ANGELES, CA – June 2010 -Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Founder and President, Tish Ciravolo, was honored at the 2010 Women Making a Difference Awards luncheon held on behalf of the Los Angeles Business Journal on May 25, 2010 at the Biltmore Hotel in L.A.. As one of the finalists, Ciravolo received recognition for her work as a business owner of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl-guitar company. Over 200 nominations were submitted for consideration.
In 2000, Tish Ciravolo created Daisy Rock Girl Guitars to do whatever it takes to help girls play guitar and enjoy music. Ten years later, the company is thriving and has helped over 150,000 girls play guitar. “I just wanted there to be a time when girls could walk into a music store and feel like they were welcome to be part of this ‘club,’ this culture, this awesome community of guitarists—regardless of gender. A community that I never felt welcomed into while being a musician in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This was my chance—my duty—to change the culture and provide my daughters and all girls with a better, more inviting experience.”
Ciravolo’s focus on female empowerment and females in music has been immortalized by her induction into the Museum of Making Music—the world’s premier museum showcasing the history of the music products industry. In 2009, Tish participated in NAMM’s Oral History project and received Guitar Goddess Magazine’s “Trailblazer Award.” In 2010, Daisy Rock was inducted into the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix, AZ. Ciravolo’s insight and expertise on girl guitars and female empowerment has made her a sought-after and frequent contributor on national and international media outlets including USA TODAY, People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, and the Associated Press.
Ciravolo is also devoted to helping numerous causes including Make a Wish Foundation, VH-1 Save the Music, and Los Angeles Women in Music. When her high school friend, Barbara, passed due to breast cancer in 2000, Ciravolo was inspired to donate liberally to breast cancer organizations such as Susan G. Komen, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, weSpark, and many others. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars has also promoted breast cancer awareness through national ad campaigns in which Ann and Nancy Wilson were extensively involved. Ciravolo also spends tireless hours out in the community supporting the next generation of musicians by giving motivational and empowering speeches to girls everywhere, from elementary schools’ “career days” to summer rock camps like the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and DayJams Rock Music Camps.
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars offers a complete line of quality girl guitars designed to look and sound great, and to fit the female form. For more info, visit daisyrock.com now!
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ABOUT DAISY ROCK GIRL GUITARS
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is the original girl guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing professional quality guitars for females of all ages. All Daisy Rock guitars are designed specifically for the female form and feature lightweight bodies, “Slim & Narrow” neck profiles to better fit smaller hands, and are available in inspiring finishes. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is comprised of two extensive product catalogs. "DEBUTANTE by Daisy Rock" is a line of guitars that consists of Daisy, Butterfly, Heartbreaker, Star, and other models—geared specifically for beginning guitarists. "DAISY ROCK" is a line of professional guitars and basses consisting of full-scale models like the Rock Candy, Stardust, and Siren series. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars’ ongoing mission is to do whatever it takes to help girls play guitar and enjoy music.
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is led by its Founder and President, Tish Ciravolo. Ciravolo is a highly acclaimed expert on female empowerment and females in music. Tish’s expertise has been immortalized by her induction into the Museum of Making Music, the world’s premier museum showcasing the history of the music products industry, and she is widely regarded as a visionary in the industry. Ciravolo’s deep insight into the subject of girl guitars and female empowerment has made her a sought after and frequent contributor on national and international television, newspapers, magazines, websites, and radio programs including USA TODAY, People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, and the Associated Press. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is in over 25 countries worldwide, and is co-owned and distributed by Alfred Music Publishing.