Nikki O'Neill

Nikki O'Neill

Nikki O’Neill is a Los Angeles-based performing/recording artist, guitar player and singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with reggae icons Sly & Robbie (including the song “Higher Levels”). Her guitar video lessons have been viewed over 1,000,000 times on YouTube.

Nikki is also the author of Women’s Road to Rock Guitar---an instruction book that prepares guitarists for playing rhythm and lead guitar in rock bands, writing songs, using gear and dialing in their sound.

In addition to being an artist/songwriter, she has interviewed many top guitarists like Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde for musician magazines in Europe, and is a contributing writer to the ebook series Songwriting: Get Your Black Belt in Music & Lyrics.

Nikki has enjoyed many opportunities to coach and inspire other female guitarists. She has been an international guest clinician at ELLA, an all-female rock music college in Sweden. She also created and taught the university-level class “Women’s Contemporary Rock Guitar” at The New School in Manhattan in New York City.

Nikki O’Neill endorses Daisy Rock Guitars and Seymour Duncan pickups.



For more on Women's Road to Rock Guitar, visit womensroadtorockguitar.com and watch the trailer on YouTube.

*Photo credit: Laurel Geare