Previous events

Taylor Swift Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar, Austin, TX

This will be our third Taylor workshop and her discography is so huge, we still won't have any repeat songs! We'll strum and pick along to a variety of Swift jams, including brand new tunes from "The Tortured Poet's Department." The point is to have fun, shake it off, and gather some guitar techniques for your own playing. We'll talk about strumming techniques and patterns, fingerstyle form and patterns, capo theory, and how to make your playing more dynamic and interesting through the lens of some of the catchiest songs on the planet.

Prerequisites: Students should know basic guitar chord shapes like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em. This workshop is ideal for any students from the Beginner II level and up. A PDF packet will be provided ahead of time, please bring your tablets to follow along. If you need Jana to bring you a printed packet, please bring $5 for class for printing fees.

Taylor Swift Guitar Workshop meets at Girl Guitar from 11am-1pm on Saturday, June 1.

Girl Guitar is located at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Jana Pochop and is for women 21+.

Cost: $50

$50

First Aid Kit Intro to Fingerpicking II Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

We're using songs from sister duo First Aid Kit to learn some basic fingerpicking patterns! In this second workshop, we'll learn more advanced Travis picking patterns by focusing on Emmylou and Master Pretender. Here we'll fully utilize our thumb and first and second fingers, so you'll want to have already drilled some fingerpicking exercises to strengthen your right hand.

Saturday, April 20th from 2-4pm

First Aid Kit Intro to Fingerpicking Workshop meets on Saturday, Apr. 20 from 2-4pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Avery Stewart and is for women 21+.

Cost: $45

$45

Emmylou & Loretta Birthday Party and Hoot Night

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Join us at Girl Guitar for an evening of Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn covers! We're celebrating their birthdays with trivia, costume contests, dancing, live music, and more! There will be a $5 cover for non-performers, and drinks and snacks will be available for donation. The more the merrier!

Friday, Apr. 12 7-9pm.

Want to perform? You can sign up to play using the button below!

Stay tuned for special acoustic Emmylou and Loretta classes and workshops!

Cost: $25/performer

Lead Guitar Workshop: Pentatonic Scales

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Pentatonic Scales are a crucial part of the lead guitar puzzle, and often the easiest way to get a foot in the door. Learning Pentatonics will enhance your knowledge of the guitar neck while developing dexterity, pick control, and confidence.

Soloing is 100% within your reach, so join us for a fun morning of getting you closer to your goals! This workshop is excellent for all players, whether you're seeing Pentatonics for the first time or reinforcing concepts you've seen before.

BONUS: Join this workshop and stay for the Pickers Circle from 12-1:30 at no cost!

Lead Guitar: Pentatonic Scales Workshop meets on Saturday, Mar. 30 from 10-11:30am at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

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

Cost: $45

$45

Guitarra de Chicas Workshop

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. This workshop is taught by Juliette Buck with special help from Gala Arendell and is for women 21+.

This workshop will meet from 10am-12pm on Sunday, Mar. 24th at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C.

Cost: $50

50

First Aid Kit Intro to Fingerpicking Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

We're using songs from sister duo First Aid Kit to learn some basic fingerpicking patterns! In this first workshop, we'll focus on My Silver Lining, learning the foundational movements of Travis picking. But we'll also run through a series of exercises that you can do (every day?!) to strengthen the coordination of your thumb and first two fingers, so when you (hopefully!) return for Workshop II on April 20th you'll be ready to jump right in.

Saturday, March 23rd from 10-11:30am

First Aid Kit Intro to Fingerpicking Workshop meets on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 10-11:30am at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Avery Stewart and is for women 21+.

Cost: $45

$45

How to Change Acoustic Guitar Strings Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Get self-sufficient and learn how to capably change the strings on your acoustic guitar*! Every player needs to know this, so don't wait!

*Please note that this workshop is for steel string guitars, not nylon

Includes Elixir Light or Medium Strings with Nanoweb coating.

This workshop is led by Girl Guitar founder Mandy Rowden and is for women 21+. You will meet at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24 Time: 10-11:30am

Cost includes strings

$60

Love Songs Guitar and Uke Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Celebrate Valentine's week with a workshop focused on the world's best love songs!

This workshop is for women 21+ and is taught by Heather Miller. Basic knowledge of tuning and campfire chords is necessary. This is for women 21+.

When: Sunday, Feb. 11 11am-1pm

Where: Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C

$50

Recording Your Own Demos Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Want to get your new song recorded in a more professional or creative manner than just a voice memo on your phone? We'll go step by step using a laptop and recording interface to record guitar, vocals, and add some midi keyboard sparkles to our creation. We will be working in Logic Pro (Garageband's cousin), but this will apply to any recording software you want to use.

Recording Your Own Demos Workshop meets at Girl Guitar from 11am-1pm on Saturday, February 10.

Girl Guitar is located at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Jana Pochop and is for women 21+.

$50

Taylor Swift Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Workshop full! Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com for wait list

From the big pop hits to the folklore ballads to the country jams...gather some guitar techniques for your own playing by learning Taylor Swift songs! We'll talk about strumming techniques and patterns, fingerstyle form and patterns, capo theory, and how to make your playing more dynamic and interesting through the lens of some of the catchiest songs on the planet.

Please note that this will focus on entirely different songs than the November Taylor Swift Workshop did!

Prerequisites: Students should know basic guitar chord shapes like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em. This workshop is ideal for any students from the Beginner II level and up.

Taylor Swift Guitar Workshop meets at Girl Guitar from 11am-1pm on Saturday, February 3.

Girl Guitar is located at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Jana Pochop and is for women 21+.

Lead Guitar Workshop: Pentatonic Scales

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Pentatonic Scales are a crucial part of the lead guitar puzzle, and often the easiest way to get a foot in the door. Learning Pentatonics will enhance your knowledge of the guitar neck while developing dexterity, pick control, and confidence.

Soloing is 100% within your reach, so join us for a fun morning of getting you closer to your goals! This workshop is excellent for all players, whether you're seeing Pentatonics for the first time or reinforcing concepts you've seen before.

BONUS: Join this workshop and stay for the Pickers Circle from 12-1:30 at no cost!

Lead Guitar: Pentatonic Scales Workshop meets on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10-11:30am at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

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

Cost: $40

Guitarra de Chicas Workshop

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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. This workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden with special help from Gala Arendell and is for women 21+.

This workshop will meet from 10am-12pm on Sunday, Jan. 21st at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C.

$50

Alternate Tunings Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Alternate tunings RULE! Come find out why.

Through learning three different songs, we'll explore three different tunings and cover why they're so freaking cool. This will especially help out songwriters!

Songs include: Slow Burn (Kacey Musgraves) Coyote (Joni Mitchell) You and Me on The Rock (Brandi Carlile)

Come see what else your guitar can do!

This workshop is for women 21+ and is taught by Girl Guitar founder Mandy Rowden. Basic knowledge of tuning and campfire chords is necessary. This is geared towards acoustic guitars, but electrics are also welcome.

When: Sunday, Jan. 14 11am-1pm Where: Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C Cost: $50

$50