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.



Classes For Women Who Have Never Touched A Guitar

Looking to play guitar but feel like so much of a novice that you have no idea where to start? Start here! Girl Guitar's Total Beginner Acoustic Classes are treated like you've never touched a guitar before and you're not expected to know ANYTHING before you show up. We'll walk you through tuning, how to hold your guitar, your first basic chords, basic strum patterns, and have you playing your first songs! You'll be surrounded by other women who also have no idea what they're doing (yet) and one very…

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Mayor Proclaims March 25th 'Girl Guitar Day' In Austin, TX!

Mayor proclaims March 25th 'Girl Guitar Day' in Austin, TX! 

Join us this Saturday for the party of the decade as Girl Guitar celebrates 10 years of learning, creating, loving, sharing, partying, performing, and one of Austin's most unique and supportive communities. In fact, Girl Guitar is so special that Austin Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed March 25th as Girl Guitar Day! All are welcome and we'll have live music from Mother Rukkus as well as raffles for great prizes, food, beer, wine, and our first…

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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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