Oral History Information
Ally Amaral grew up surrounded by music. Her father playing piano and her sister in the marching band were important influences on her, particularly when she began playing clarinet in the school band. As her passion developed and she began playing guitar and singing in musical theater, she found her love of physics and engineering developing as well. In 2019 she began combining these interests when she was hired by Earthquaker Devices as their Electronic Repair Technician, with a focus on repairing effects pedals. Ally was a Women of NAMM (WoN) scholarship winner and attended the NAMM Show in April 2023, taking part in educational sessions and being exposed to the industry at large.