Austin's coolest way for women to learn, share, and collaborate over a glass of wine is always kicking off new sessions of acoustic guitar, bass,vocal, songwriting, and band classes! Girl Guitar focuses on a full music experience, encouraging women to take their inherent love of music and carry on with playing, writing, performing, collaborating, booking, and generally just having a great time!  Whether you're just getting started or taking your skills up a step, Girl Guitar is the most fun you'll have in your journey to the stage!

All classes are 21 and up.


Austin and Nashville Classes, Holiday Party, Gift Certificates, and More!

Howdy folks, and Happy Thanksgiving from Girl Guitar!  

There is SO MUCH going on at GG these days, so have fun cruising all the great info below and email back to join us for classes or workshops and to ask questions. We love hearing from you! 

January Classes 

All classes start the week of January 9th and run for 6 weeks. The Showcases will be February 25th (Acoustic and Songwriting) and February 26th (Bands and Vocal Harmony). All classes are 21+. 


12:30 Day Band with Mandy 
7 Total Beginner…

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October Workshops with Shelley King, Brenda Freed, and Cass Brostad!

Need a quick fix? Time for some inspiration? Want to work out some singing kinks? How about just being creative with other women? Girl Guitar is always there for those things, but now you can try out some in bite size chunks with our October Workshops! To sign up just email mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Space is limited and all workshops are for women 21 and up.  

Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-2: Effortless Singing with Brenda Freed ($50) 

Sunday, Oct. 9, 12-3: Songwriting with Shelley King ($75) 

Saturday, Oct.…

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Registration Is Open For Fall Girl Guitar!

Hey ladies, join us for another fun session of Girl Guitar, starting the week of September 12th! We now offer 32 classes a week, so I know there's something there you'll enjoy and benefit from. Check out the list of classes below and please let me know what questions you have and how I can help you get involved in the fun. Like I always say, music is way more fun when it's shared, so I hope you'll come make some noise with us. From picking up a guitar for the first time through writing, theory, drums, bass,…

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Girl Guitar in Austin Woman Magazine!

Check out Girl Guitar founder Mandy Rowden in March 2016's Austin Woman Magazine! 



Girl Guitar Owner Mandy Rowden turns her passion into a business. 

By Sarah E. Ashlock 

Mandy Rowden is a singer-songwriter with two albums under her belt. She’s also the owner of Girl Guitar, a business that offers music classes and workshops for women in Austin. As she casually takes a seat at Opa Coffee and Wine Bar, it’s clear she’s more…

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Play Music, Drink Wine

It's go time here at Girl Guitar! Our first session of 2016 kicks off tomorrow with lots of great classes and bands. Have you signed up yet? Check out our list of last-minute openings and email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up! 

12:30 Rock Band: Bass 
7pm Songwriting 
8:15 Vocal Harmonies 

6pm Intro to Drums 
7pm Intermediate Acoustic 
7pm Intermediate Drums 
8:15 Indie Rock Band: Guitar, Drums 

6pm Pentatonic Scales 
7pm Intermediate Acoustic 
7pm Bluegrass Band: Banjo 

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Make Music with Girl Guitar in 2016!

Happy New Year from Girl Guitar! Do your resolutions include playing music, writing songs, learning drums, bass, or guitar? Singing in a band? Having more fun? Making new friends and getting on stage? Sign up now for Girl Guitar's January Classes! 

Here are the spaces still open for the upcoming session: 
Reply to this email to sign up 

12:30 Day Band with Caro: Bass and Drums  
7 Total Beginners with Mandy: 3 spots 
7 Songwriting with Cass: 6 spots 
8:15 Vocal Harmonies with Larisa: 5 spots 

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Lead for Strummers Workshops, Holiday Gift Certificates, and More!

How many of you strummers are looking to add flare to your playing? Or want to transition into lead guitar? Interested in playing drums but have no idea where to start? Join me next week for some one-off 'bite sized' workshops to dip your toes in and see what fits! They'll all be mini versions of the 6-week classes and the guitar workshops will be separate but complimentary sides of playing lead, specifically for strummers. Come to one or all!

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Music, Wine, and Holidays

Hey there folks! Our last session of 2015 starts tomorrow, so check out the list of available spots below and reply to sign up! Why wait for January to work on resolutions? 

Note that the classes in bold are not recurring...jump on them while you can!

6pm Songwriting with Cass
7pm Total Beginners with Cass
7pm Vocal Harmony with Larisa
7pm 1967 Band with Heather: Guitar
8:15 90's Band with Heather: Bass, 2 Guitars
8:15 Intro to Singing with Larisa

7pm Intermediate Acoustic with Sophia
8:15 Celtic

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Fall Classes - Register Now!

Howdy and Happy Fall, Folks! Registration is in full swing for our next session of classes, so take a look at the list below and reply to this email to sign up!

We're really excited to welcome Sophia Johnson of The Toy Hearts back to our teaching lineup this Fall! Sophia is a legit badass and an incredibly talented musician and will be teaching two Intermediate Classes on Tuesday nights as well as a class on Jazz Chords on Thursdays. Don't miss out!

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Songwriters Workshop with Cass Brostad

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Music Lab Oltorf, Oltorf, Austin, Tx

In these workshops we take a hard look at lyric and form through group and indiviual exercises. We also take time to look at what you've been writing outside of class. It's a great way to spend a Saturday!

Individual Workshop $80 Both of Cass' Workshops $140

Singing Success

Girl Guitar Austin, 1306 W. Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704

Singing doesn't have to be difficult. Learn basic techniques that can boost your confidence and understanding. I'll teach you how to warm up and why. I'll give you some techniques for singing in tune and learning songs. You'll even learn a little bit of music theory as it relates to singing. Take one or both - the exercises will be different for each class. $45 for a single class or $75 for both. Join us for prosecco and prosody!

Piano 101 with Mandy Rowden

Girl Guitar Austin, 1306 W. Oltorf, Austin, TX

Meant for newbies to Piano, or those who need a serious refresher, Piano 101 will build chords and have you playing along to your singing by the time you leave. This is great for guitar strummers who are ready to mix it up!

Women, 21+, $30. 6:30-8pm