Halestorm frontwoman and one of the most talented guitarists of the era, Lzzy Hale, has posted a recent photo on her official Instagram page today and recalled the tough times she had since she learned how to play guitar.

According to Lzzy, she was taking piano lessons since she was just 5-years-old but she also had a romantic approach to guitar. While she was trying to play it, she felt insecure because of not sounding like guitar legends like Eddie Van Halen, Slash, or Randy Rhoads. However, later on, she embraced herself and noticed that she found who she sounds like, herself.

While Lzzy did not forget to give credit to the photographer of the frame she has shared and also bandmate, Joe Hottinger, one of the 10K followers who liked the photo was Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.

In addition to that, one of the fans of Lzzy has stated the sound she made for ‘It’s Not You’ was so unique, Lzzy admitted that she wrote that riff when she was just 17 or 18.

Here is the letter of Halestorm frontwoman:

“I’ve been playing piano since I was 5, I love the piano… But I have a romantic relationship with the guitar. There’s nothing like a Gibson plugged into a Marshall and cranked. There are no rules, no boundaries, I’ve just always strived to make my own noise.

When I was younger I, at times felt insecure about my noise because I didn’t sound like Slash or Randy Rhoads or Eddie Van Halen. But over the years I stopped comparing myself to others and have embraced my weird, unique style.”

She continued:

“I accentuate my strengths while working on the things I need to do to keep evolving and pushing my noise further. Because at the core of it all…Who do I sound like? Me. Thank you so much to my family at Gibson for gifting me this little devil, a Les Paul Jr w/ P90 pickup. I’m so excited to see what kind of new tunes this baby has in her!”

You can click here to see the Instagram post of Lzzy and listen to ‘It’s Not You’ below.