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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.

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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

Girl Guitar July 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.

Women Who Music Networking Event

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Whether it is songwriting, producing, singing, playing an instrument, promotion, booking or anything else music related, we are here to support, encourage and uplift one another as women navigating through the music industry. Please reserve your spot by the night before the event by purchasing a ticket below! Your $10 RSVP goes towards tacos, coffee, mimosas, and other snacks and goodies.

All professional women in music are welcome to attend!

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, Jul. 10 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, Jul. 10 from 10am-12pm via Zoom.

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+. 

Cost: $50

$50

IN PERSON Singing...Technically Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

When all the parts of the voice are coordinated, it is a finely-tuned machine that can make just about any sound you want. Technology can help us learn how the voice works and how to improve and refine it.  For example, itty-bitty cameras can be used to examine the vocal cords to see how they’re working. Phone apps can help with: pitch, ear training, vowel tuning, onset, and much more. Let me show you how! 

Singing...Technically Workshop is taught by Larisa Montanaro and is for women 21+.

$35

IN PERSON Songwriter Share Circle

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Want a sweet & casual way to share your original songs? Let’s circle up campfire-style and sing them for each other! Emphasis will be mostly on sharing rather than on song critique, all levels of songwriter welcome.

Songwriter Share Circle Workshop meets on Wednesday, July 6 from 7-9pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+. 

Cost: $30

$30

Taylor Swift Songwriting Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Dealing with writer's block or just need some inspiration to fill the Blank Space on your page? Shake It Off! Join us for a workshop dissecting one of the most prolific and successful songwriters in recent history. From country to pop to folk, Taylor Swift has excelled at using smart hooks, interesting turns of phrase, catchy melody lines, and an all around solid attention to the songwriting craft. We'll examine what core qualities make up a Taylor Swift song and talk about how to apply them to your own writing. 

Taylor Swift Songwriting Workshop meets on Tuesday, July 5 from 7-9pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

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

$50

Two-Part Basic Singing Techniques Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

LESSON 1 (June 30) introduces the basic warm-up. When I meet with new students who haven’t studied voice before, this is what we do in the first lesson. If you do this warm-up on a daily/regular basis you will notice a difference in your singing. It will make all future voice work easier.

LESSON 2 (July 7) focuses on breath support - what it is and how to use it. There are exercises that will strengthen your ability to support your sound. This is usually the second topic I cover with students after teaching them how to warm-up.

Basic Singing Technique meets on Thursdays June 30 and July 7 from 8:15-9:15pm at Girl Guitar and is taught by Larisa Montanaro.

$75

IN PERSON Build Your Own Harmonies Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Being able to find a harmony part at a moment’s notice takes practice and a little know-how. In this workshop, I will explain how to write some basic harmonies and we will practice those skills by harmonizing a melody together. If you can count, you can write (and sing) harmonies. 

Build Your Own Harmonies Workshop is taught by Larisa Montanaro and is for women 21+.

35

CAGED Lead Guitar Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

The CAGED theory is a way of revealing patterns of notes on the guitar fretboard, therefore helping you to remember where all the notes are positioned. This is immensely helpful for finding new ways to play chords, find arpeggios, or being able to pick out a quick lead part in any key. We'll work through the 5 major CAGED chord forms and make the guitar neck more familiar to you. We will also talk about using this method to transpose keys using a capo. (This class will make you popular at parties and folk festivals, among other health benefits).

CAGED Lead Guitar Workshop meets on Tuesday, June 28 from 7-9pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

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

Cost: $50

$50