I talk to Ali Handal about inspirations and advises based on her  instructional book “ Guitar For Girls ”. Ali is a successful  singer, songwriter, lead guitarist and author whose passion for music and performing lead her to create a career in music with different income streams.


no-means-not-right-now-squarePlaying an Instrument as a Singer-Songwriter

  • You don’t have to depend on someone else when you can accompany yourself
  • Accompanying yourself gives you freedom to tour the world as a solo act
  • You need to get comfortable playing your instrument
  • Practicing even 15 minutes a day makes a difference

Guitar For Girls – Ali’s book

  • Why a dedicated feminist would write a guitar instruction book “for girls”
  • How the psychological aspects of how girls are socialized impacted the way she structured the book
  • Using the book as a tool to encourage girls to be fearless
  • Pulling from her own experiences and struggles to write the book

successful-heard-no-many-times-squareStreams of Income

  • Triple Scoop Music – the music licensing company Ali founded
  • Licensing from placements
  • Music sales
  • Book sales
  • Session work

Words of Wisdom from Ali

  • Look for opportunities that are great for your career, even if they don’t make you money
  • Don’t take “No” personally
  • Be able to take constructive criticism
  • Find the balance between perfection and imperfect action

Book Recommended by Ali

The Art of War

Connect with Ali Handal

Ali Handal Website

Triple Scoop Music Website


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic