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! 



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

Sheryl Crow Band Workshop with Katie

Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

March 10th, 12-2pm March 11th, 12-3pm Sheryl Crow - SO many great SC songs to choose from! This is going to be such a fun workshop, come hang with us and play some awesome Sheryl tunes. We'll be incorporating a FB live stream at the end of the workshop and playing our tunes to a lovely VIP-invite-only audience made up of your family and friends. $100/per person Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register.

CO-ED Write Songs You Love

Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Write songs you're going to love! In this information-packed and highly interactive class we'll take a song that inspires you, discuss why, and learn how to use those same elements to write a song of your own. This is great for all levels of writers, whether brand new or highly experienced. This class will offer concrete directives and get you out the door with a new song of your own or at least great beginnings to one, and the skills to use over and over again to write many more. Space is limited, so join today!

Bring: guitar*, notepad/pen, and a song you love and wish you'd written (recording and lyrics printed out)

Write Songs You Love with Mandy Rowden Saturday, March 3, 3-6pm $50/pp Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

*keyboard can be provided if that's what you prefer to write on

Pickers Circle with Melissa Engleman

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

1) Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. The beauty is in sharing so come in with an open mind and be ready to encourage and learn from everyone. 2) Phones are not welcome. Turn off ringers and leave them outside the circle. 3) Chatting during songs is rude...take it in the hallway if there's something that needs discussing.The circle is for music. 4) Each person in turn is invited to lead a song (original or cover) and others are welcome to strum, solo, shake, harmonize, stomp, clap, sway, meditate along. Perfection isn't required but respect and reverence for the song and the other musicians is. The leader of the song should dictate who takes a solo on instrumental breaks by nodding or calling out names, and it's ideal if that invitation is somewhat balanced among lead players. 5) Acoustic instruments only; shakers, tambourines, etc. are welcome too. 6) BOYB and TOYODTYPNP (take out your own damn trash you pretty, nasty, princess) 7) Have all the fun in the world, but with total respect for the other pickers, the songs, and the space.

In the interest of keeping the party rollin’, come with 2-3 songs ready to go.


Let’s play!