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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!

Private lessons are also available on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Fiddle, Mandolin, Piano, and Songwriting by emailing Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com.

All classes are 21 and up.

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Previous events

Yoga and Pickers Circle

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Spend your Sunday at Girl Guitar doing things that make you happy! We'l share a 60-minute Kaiut Yoga practice specialized for musicians followed by mimosas, snacks, and a full on picker's circle with GG Founder Mandy Rowden. Bring your own mat and instrument* (guitar, voice, shakers, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, etc; nothing that requires an amp) and optional sharable snack and mimosas, coffee, water, and music books will be provided.

What: Yoga and Picker's Circle When: Sunday, Mar. 8, 9am-1pm Who: Women 21+ Where: Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C Cost: $30/pp Just Yoga?: 10-12, $15 Just Picker's Circle?: 12-2, $15

Questions? Register?: Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com

*two pianos are in the space already...no need to bring your own if you want to play!

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Blues and Barre Chord Theory Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

For Acoustic and Electric players who already know basic chords and are ready to move around the neck, we'll cover Blues Shuffles, Power Chords, and the four main shapes of Barre Chords in this fun but informative 3-hour Workshop! For women 21 and up.

What: Blues and Barre Chord Theory Workshop When: Sunday, Feb. 2, 10am-1pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C
Who: Women 21+

Cost: $55/pp

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up or ask questions!

Beginner II Acoustic Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

This workshop for beginners will cover a few basic chords and strum patterns and will focus on basic techniques and general guitar knowledge.

Prerequisites: Know how to tune your guitar and play a few basic chords.

What: Beginner II Acoustic Guitar Workshop When: Jan. 26, 2:30-5:30pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $55/pp

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register or ask questions!

Beginner II Electric Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin , 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Come join us for the A-Z of pentatonic scales, one of the foundations of playing electric guitar. Learn the fundamentals of the neck and the basics of guitar theory that you'll use for a lifetime of rocking out.

What: Total Beginner Electric Guitar Workshop When: Sunday, Jan.26, 11am-2pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $55/pp

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up or ask questions!

3 PART WORKSHOP with Katie Marie - Recording

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

PART III - Recording

Katie Marie has over 20 years worth of performing, recording and writing experience and would love to share her knowledge with you!

In Part III, will cover a multitude of elements regarding recording your own music, including: -The gear you’ll need to set up your own studio set-up -Different microphones and their application -Recording techniques -Effects and lots more!

What: Recording Workshop (Part 3 of 3) When: Sunday, Nov. 24, 4:15-6pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $50, or $125 for all three (includes Live Sound on Nov. 24, 11am-1pm and Songwriting on Nov. 17, 2-4pm)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register!

3 PART WORKSHOP with Katie Marie- Songwriting

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Part II - Songwriting

Katie Marie has over 20 years worth of performing, recording and writing experience and would love to share her knowledge with you!

In Part II, will cover a multitude of elements relating to songwriting including:

-Editing -Lyric Writing -Melodies -Searching for inspiration -Pitching to Publishing Companies and Music Libraries

What: Songwriting Workshop (Part 2 of 3) When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:15pm-6pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $50, or $125 for all three (includes Live Sound on Nov. 17, 11am-1pm and Recording on Nov. 24, 2-4pm)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register!

3 PART WORKSHOP with Katie Marie - Live Sound

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

PART I - Live Sound

Katie Marie has over 20 years worth of performing, recording and writing experience and would love to share her knowledge with you!

In Part I, you'll cover a multitude of elements relating to live sound including:

-Understanding and controlling the mixing board -Different microphones and their application -Various cables and how / why they are used -Effects and more

What: Live Sound Workshop (Part 1 of 3) When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 11am-1pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $50, or $125 for all three (includes Songwriting on Nov. 17, 2-4pm and Recording on Nov. 24, 2-4pm)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register!

Total Beginner Acoustic Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Come get your feet wet and take home everything you need to begin changing basic chords, strumming, and singing along with your acoustic guitar!

What: Total Beginner Acoustic Guitar Workshop When: Sunday, Nov. 3, 11am-2pm Where: Girl Guitar Austin, 2309 Thornton Studio C Who: Women 21+ Cost: $55/pp

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up or ask questions!

Yoga and Pickers Circle

Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Spend your Sunday at Girl Guitar doing things that make you happy! We'l share a 60-minute practice followed by mimosas, snacks, and a full on picker's circle with GG Founder Mandy Rowden. Bring your own mat and instrument* (guitar, voice, shakers, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, etc) and optional sharable snack and mimosas, coffee, water, and music books will be provided.

What: Yoga and Picker's Circle When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 10am-2pm Who: Women 21+ Where: Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C Cost: $30/pp Just Yoga?: 10-12, $15 Just Picker's Circle?: 12-2, $15

Questions? Register?: Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com

*two pianos are in the space already...no need to bring your own if you want to play!

6 String Ranch CO-ED Masterclass: Beyond The Strum: Guitar For Songwriters

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6 String Ranch, Austin, TX

Songwriters, take your playing up several notches by adding texture, movement, melody, and hooks to your songs. Girl Guitar founder, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and renowned teacher Mandy Rowden guides you through years worth of tricks, theory, and tips that put the finishing touches on your tunes. From dressing up chords to writing catchy riffs to overhauling your right hand to break out of strumming ruts, this Masterclass is designed to give the guitar half of your songs a complete makeover to enhance performances and future writing.

Mandy Rowden is a lifelong musician with 20+ years of teaching experience. She has three albums of original music and in 2007 founded Girl Guitar, a complete rock and roll school for women in music based in Austin, TX. Learn more about Mandy at www.mandyrowden.com.

What: Beyond The Strum: Guitar For Songwriters (CO-ED) When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 11am-2pm Where: 6 String Ranch (West Campus area; address will be sent to you upon registration) Cost: $120

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com today to sign up! Space is limited.

Post It Like It's Hot: Social Media For Musicians

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Name: Post It Like It’s Hot: Social Media for Musicians When: Sunday, October 6th from 12-1:30pm Where: Girl Guitar Cost: $30

Description: Social media’s a great place to beg your friends to come see your show. (It’s also a great place for cat memes.) But how can you post smarter to actually drive album sales & attendance at your shows?

In this workshop, Girl Guitar alum & social media expert Andrea Bridges-Smith will show you how to post better content & get people listening to your music. (Plus, there’ll be cat memes.)

What to bring: - Yourself! - Any questions you have about posting on social media - Your most liked social media post (any channel)

What we’ll bring: - A fun & informative presentation/discussion - WINE! - The aforementioned cat memes

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com today to sign up!

Yoga and Picker's Circle

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Spend your Sunday at Girl Guitar doing things that make you happy! GG Alum and yogi extraordinairre Renae Molden will lead you through a 75-minute practice followed by mimosas, snacks, and a full on picker's circle with GG Founder Mandy Rowden. Bring your own mat and instrument* (guitar, voice, shakers, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, etc) and optional sharable snack and mimosas, coffee, water, and music books will be provided.

As a musician, you know how to play your instrument. What’s not always clear? The patterns we develop within our bodies as we play. Over time, these patterns can create restrictions in and around our system that create exhaustion, stiffness, and pain.

Kaiut Yoga Method (Therapeutic Yoga) - Discover and dissolve the joint restrictions that impact your ability to move freely and enjoy life. Alleviate the aches, pains, and chronic discomfort that come from our modern lifestyle. Kaiut Yoga is designed for every body and every body type. Students are guided through a variety of joint-specific, long-held poses designed to find and safely release areas of restriction. Props are provided for leverage and support.

What: Yoga and Picker's Circle When: Sunday, Sep. 22, 10am-2pm Who: Women 21+ Where: Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C Cost: $30/pp Just Yoga?: 10-12, $15 Just Picker's Circle?: 12-2, $15

Questions? Register?: Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com

*two pianos are in the space already...no need to bring your own if you want to play!

Guitar For Songwriters Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Songwriters, beef up your guitar playing with this great workshop with GG founder Mandy Rowden! We'll take basic chords and progressions and look at ways to add melodies, riffs, bass walking, and movement to them, giving you tricks that are usable time and time again to take your guitar playing up several notches.

Space is limited! Women 21+.

Guitar For Songwriters: $40/pp Sunday, June 9, 1-3pm

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up.

Harmonica for Guitar Players (COED)

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Fill in your guitar playing with harmonica! Learn all the basics and some great tricks for dressing up your songs and forming solos.

Needed: G Harmonica, neck wrack, guitar (If you haven't purchased one, Lee Oskar Major Diatonic G Harmonica recommended; www.leeoskar.com)

What: Harmonica for Guitar Players COED Workshop, $35/pp When: April 27, 1-2:30pm Who: Men and Women 21+ How: Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register

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