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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!

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

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Previous events

IN PERSON Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

For those who have attended one of the previous Songwriting Sundays, let’s dig a little deeper into your songs! Bring a song you’re working on where you are stuck or need some feedback. We’ll apply principles we learned in previous workshops to move the song forward. Depending on class size, we may not have time to get to all the songs, but there’s a lot to learn from any songs that are on the floor.

Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop meets on Sunday, Sep. 18 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 2.0 Workshop

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For those who have attended one of the previous Songwriting Sundays, let’s dig a little deeper into your songs! Bring a song you’re working on where you are stuck or need some feedback. We’ll apply principles we learned in previous workshops to move the song forward. Depending on class size, we may not have time to get to all the songs, but there’s a lot to learn from any songs that are on the floor.

Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop meets on Sunday, Sep. 18 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

Join us at the ABGB on September 13 to hear throwback country tunes from the Rhinestone Renegades! The Next Generation of HAAM Showcase is a part of HAAM Day 2022. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians - HAAM is putting the LIVE back in Live Music with in-person live music for the first time since 2019. HAAM Day is a day of live music where Central Texans have access to hundreds of performances from local musicians at venues throughout the greater Austin area, from San Marcos to Temple. Every year, HAAM Day is a celebration of Austin music and community, and this year is no different. Learn more about HAAM Day at myhaam.org/haam-day!

Lineup: 6pm- Band Aid School of Music

7pm- School of Rock's B Team

8pm- Girl Guitar's The Rhinestone Renegades

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.

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

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

Guitarra de Chicas

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Join us for a bilingual morning of learning songs and practicing conversational Spanish and English! Songs will cover a variety of skill levels. 

Guitar prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chords like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em is necessary for playing along, but beyond that all skill levels are welcome.

Language prerequisites: All levels are welcome.

Guitarra de Chicas is for women 21+ and is taught by Mandy Rowden and Gala Arendell.

You'll need a guitar, tuner, capo, and picks. 

$50

Girl Guitar and Space ATX Present: Songwriters In the Round

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The Volstead Lounge at Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Join us for this laid-back and intimate show with artists from Girl Guitar's Songwriting classes performing "In the Round." In this Nashville-inspired format, three songwriters sit onstage and take turns playing and chatting about their originals. Songwriters include Suzanne VanRandwyk, Sara Bleiberg, Lisa Perlet, Martha Hannah, Roz Mandola, and Carolyn Cohagan. $5 cover. This show is 21 and up.

Working Woman's Jazz Chords

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Kick your theory and fretboard knowledge up several notches while opening up a world of possibilities for your playing and writing! We'll cover chord shapes, usage, and practice techniques to take you and your guitar to a whole new level. 

Working Woman's Jazz Chord Workshop meets on Sunday, July 31 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

Cost: $45

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

$45

SOLD OUT! The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever!

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!! NO DAY-OF TICKET SALES Sales end July 28.

The global event celebrating Kate Bush and her iconic hit Wuthering Heights returns to Austin for a fifth year! Put on your red dress and join us in recreating the classic music video —live and in person!

Inspired by our Wuthermothers, Shambush and their 2013 Ultimate Kate Bush event concept, we join Cathys of all ages and genders in 18+ cities worldwide. In addition to the Wuther, we’ll have live music, a Kate Bush pub quiz and raffle prizes to benefit Girls Rock Austin.

Come Wuther with us!

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!! NO DAY-OF TICKET SALES Sales end July 28.

Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/630047697375567/?ref=share

Girl Guitar Presents: Songwriters In the Round

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The Cigar Vault, 212 Old North Loop 4, Buda, TX 78610

Join us for this laid-back and intimate show with artists from Girl Guitar's Songwriting classes performing "In the Round." In this Nashville-inspired format, three or four songwriters sit onstage and take turns playing and chatting about their original songs. Songwriters include Suzanne VanRandwyk, Adrienne Lynn, Amy Blackard, Terri Morris, and Martha Hannah. All ages welcome.

Guitarra de Chicas

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Join us for a bilingual morning of learning songs and practicing conversational Spanish and English! Songs will cover a variety of skill levels. 

Guitar prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chords like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em is necessary for playing along, but beyond that all skill levels are welcome.

Language prerequisites: All levels are welcome.

You'll need a guitar, tuner, capo, and picks. 

$50

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