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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 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.

 

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…

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Girl Guitar in Austin Woman Magazine!

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

http://www.austinwomanmagazine.com/articles/musically-inclined

MUSICALLY INCLINED 

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

By Sarah E. Ashlock 

Mandy Rowden is a singer-songwriter with…

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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! 

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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…

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Previous events

OYOU: Alternate Tunings Guitar Workshop with Mandy Rowden

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Wilory Farm, Martindale, TX

"Alternate Tunings" Guitar Workshop W/Mandy Rowden @ Wilory Farm OYOU Workshop September 23rd Wilory Farm 10:00 - 12:00 Pastries and refreshments provided Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

Click here to register: https://www.ownyourownuniverse.org/events/workshops/

Teacher: Mandy Rowden Level: Intermediate + Ages: 18 +
Class is limited to 8 people Class Description: Discover the world of alternate tunings! Get inspired by approaching your instrument in a brand new way! New tunings inspire new musical thoughts. Alternate tunings let you play voicings and slide between chord forms that would normally be impossible. They give access to nonstandard open strings. Playing familiar fingerings on an unfamiliar fretboard is exciting — you never know exactly what to expect. And working out familiar riffs on an unfamiliar fretboard often suggests new sound patterns and variations.

Mandy Rowden is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and founder of "Girl Guitar," which is a program designed to encourage women to participate in learning an instrument, writing, playing, and performing. Rowden is a student for life and plays an always-expanding list of instruments that now includes: piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and banjo.

"Rowden is more than your average country singer and a country mile beyond your average Americana performer." - Bluesbunny "Right up there in Lucinda Williams territory" — No Depression "An Americana Sheryl Crow? Mandy Rowden has the talent, chops, and charisma to go there." — Austin Chronicle "Cool middle-of-the-road pop with a friendly warm vibe...Rowden has an image and sound that could easily appeal to millions of music fans." — BabySue.com "On her debut album, These Bad Habits, Rowden tells it like it is over a wiry brand of alt-country, singing in a low-key, sleepily sensual voice that calls to mind Kim Richey or Lucinda Williams." — Charleston City Paper

Original Band Workshop with Julie and Reece

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Are you a guitarist, bassist, drummer or keyboardist that would like the experience of being in an original band creating your own guitar riffs, beats or bass lines?

Then this is the workshop you've been waiting for.

Girl Guitar Teachers Reece and Julie are super excited to be working with Girl Guitar songwriter, Melissa Engleman! We have listened to and discussed the possible production ideas of 3 of her songs into a full band arrangement. Think something along the lines of Neko Case, Fiona Apple and Cowboy Junkies styles. A little bit country, a little bit dark and dreamy.

Bandmembers will meet with Melissa, Reece and Julie on August 4th from 2-5pm to discuss, develop and rehearse the song/s. And then also on Sunday August 5th, to rehearse and showcase these songs at a mini-concert put on for friends and family in the GG band room!

We look forward to helping you along your creative path!

Sat Aug. 4th–2-5pm and Sun Aug. 5th–2-4pm $150/Per Person

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

Recording Workshop with Katie Marie

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

3 PART EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP PART III –RECORDING

Katie has just over 20 years worth of performing, recording and writing experience and would love to share her knowledge with you! After having to figure all this stuff out on her own and making a ton of mistakes in the process she's ready to share so you don’t have to!

In Part III, I’ll be covering a multitude of elements relating to 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.

Recording Workshop with Katie Marie Saturday, July 21st, 11am –1pm

$50 (sign up for Live Sound, Songwriting, and Recording and save $25 off total)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up.

Workshops are for women 21 and up.

Songwriting Workshop with Katie Marie

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

3 PART EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP PART II –SONGWRITING

Katie has just over 20 years worth of performing, recording and writing experience and would love to share her knowledge with you! After having to figure all this stuff out on her own and making a ton of mistakes in the process she's ready to share so you don’t have to!

In Part II, she'll be covering a multitude of elements relating to songwriting including: -Editing -Lyric Writing -Melodies -Searching for inspiration -Pitching to Publishing Companies and Music Libraries -and lots more.

Songwriting Workshop with Katie Marie Sunday, July 15th, 11am –1pm

$50 (sign up for Live Sound, Songwriting, and Recording and save $25 off total)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up.

Workshops are for women 21 and up.

Live Sound Workshop with Katie Marie

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

3 PART EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP 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! After having to figure all this stuff out on her own and making a ton of mistakes in the process she wants to share so you don’t have to!

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 -Lots more.

Live Sound Workshop with Katie Marie Saturday, July 14th, 11am –1pm

$50 (sign up for Live Sound, Songwriting, and Recording and save $25 off total)

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up.

Workshops are for women 21 and up.

James Taylor, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell Band Workshop with Katie Marie

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

JAMES TAYLOR, CAROLE KING, & JONI MICHELL

Join us for two afternoons of learning the songs of some of the greatest folk songwriters ever. At the end of our session we will do a FB live stream and play our songs for an invite only VIP audience consisting of your family and friends!

Sat July 7th–12-2pm Sun July 8th–12-3pm $100/Per Person

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

Lilith Fair Band Workshop with Katie Marie

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

LILITH FAIR –Various Artists

Lilith Fairwas a concert tour and travelling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan....and featured various artists including Joan Osbourn, Lisa Loeb, Jewel, Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, the Indigo Girls and many more. We’ll be picking 3 artists and play their beautiful music. At the end of our session we will do a FB live stream and play our songs for an invite only VIP audience consisting of your family and friends!

Sat June 30th–12-2pm Sun July 1st–12-3pm $100/pp

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register.

Original Band Workshop

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Songwriters! Have you dreamed of fronting your own original band? Taken a few songwriting classes/workshops and have 1-3 songs you have played at a showcase or open mic?

Or are you a guitarist, bassist, drummer or other instrumentalist that would like the experience of being in an original band creating your own guitar riffs, beats or bass lines?

Then this is the WORKSHOP you've been waiting for!

Julie Nolen and Reece Herrera will be teaming up to meet with one songwriter prior to the workshop to discuss the evolution of 1-3 of their songs (time permitting) into a full band arrangement.

Band members and The Songwriter will meet on May 26th from 2-5pm to discuss, develop and rehearse the song/s.

The Songwriter will walk away from this workshop with their fully developed song/s, the experience of working with a band to create something original, plus the song charts to be able to use in the future!

There will also be a full performance of the song/s after the workshop on June 3 in front of your friends/family! Tell them to bring their cameras!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2-5pm Sunday, June 3, 12-3pm

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register