We had the good fortune of connecting with Roseann Aldrete and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Roseann, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic career because I didn’t feel passionate or interested in anything else other than playing the guitar.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am most proud of my music, teaching guitar, bass and uke. I have my own music school, CR Music School. I love playing in my successful corporate band, Pulp Vixen – Female Fueled Music. Trying to Become a professional musician has not been easy, especially being female in a very male-dominated field. Even now, I am the only female guitar instructor in my area. I have grown up feeling that I’ve always had to prove myself more than the average musician. Even with all of those challenges, nothing stopped me from doing what I love and what I know I was meant to do. The lessons I’ve learned over the years have been to stay focused, and try not to let people’s negativity get to me. I’ve had so many bumps in the road, but I knew deep down, music is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I think the most important thing about being a music instructor is being able to share the joy of music to other people because music is healing. Whether it is little kids, teens, or adults, passing on the art of playing guitar is positive in so many ways.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many great places I would probably head down to Temecula for wine tasting or Pala Casino for some gambling and live music!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout out to my first guitar instructor, Dean Roscoe, for being a great role model and such a positive person in my musical journey, Also my parents who have always been supportive of my music. Last Chrissy Ras, for being my biggest supporter, business partner and wife. I wouldn’t be where I am without her.