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Austin's coolest way for women to learn, share, and collaborate over a glass of wine is always kicking off new sessions of Guitar, 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!

Download our app (at the top of the page) and check out our full schedule of classes, pickers circles, camps for guitar, songwriting, and yoga, and more!


All classes are for women 21 and up unless otherwise noted.

Voted 'Best Music Instruction' - Austin Chronicle Best of Austin Poll!

Voted 'Best Music Instruction' - Austin Chronicle Best of Austin Poll!

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IN PERSON Songwriting Sunday Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Whether you've never written a song or are looking to shake the dust off your writing routine, bring your pens, journals and an open mind! We'll do some exercises to get you in touch with sensory images, plus to dig into some techniques and tools to help you write and structure your songs in a way that connects with the listener. Instruments not necessary as this class will focus mainly on lyric writing, but they are of course welcome in case inspiration strikes!

Songwriting Sunday Workshop meets on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+. 

Cost: $50

$50

ZOOM Songwriting Sunday Workshop

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Whether you've never written a song or are looking to shake the dust off your writing routine, bring your pens, journals and an open mind! We'll do some exercises to get you in touch with sensory images, plus to dig into some techniques and tools to help you write and structure your songs in a way that connects with the listener. Instruments not necessary as this class will focus mainly on lyric writing, but they are of course welcome in case inspiration strikes!

Songwriting Sunday Workshop meets on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 10am-12pm via Zoom.

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+.

Cost: $50

$50

Stage Ready Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Stage Ready will dig into all the things that happen between learning and writing your music, and actually performing them. You know the few minutes of sound check when everyone seems to be rushing around, hitting buttons, using confusing terminology, and making you feel frantic right before you perform? Let's take the mystery out of it and set you up to hit the stage with confidence! This is geared towards women playing acoustic guitar and singing.

We'll cover topics like: 

How to sound check

How to sing into a mic

How to check guitar levels

What are all these buttons, knobs, and faders on your guitar?

What types of cables are there, and what do you need to own? 

How to adjust mic stands

How to roll cables

Advice on owning your own PA

How to get more experience

Playing Sitting vs. Playing Standing

Batteries vs. One Spots

Guitar stands? When to bring them and when not to

and MORE!

Stage Ready Workshop meets on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 5-7pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden and is for women 21+. 

$50

Girl Guitar August Open Mic

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin

Join us at Girl Guitar for the world's most supportive and easygoing open mic! This is a great place to polish or get your feet wet in the world of open mics. Sign up required ahead of time by emailing mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Originals or covers welcome. Respectful listeners also welcome! $5 cover for non performers. Drinks available for donation. Shareable snacks encouraged.

Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.

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