Previous events

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

IN PERSON Performance Practice Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Do you want some extra attention and feedback on your performance skills before your next open mic or showcase? We’ll do some body settling exercises to help with nerves, then set up the mics and plug in so you can practice being amplified! Bring a song you know well (original or cover) so your focus can be more on performing elements than on remembering the song.

Performance Practice Workshop meets on Saturday, June 25 from 2-4pm 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

Girl Guitar June 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!

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. This workshop is for women 21+.

$50/pp

Under My Skin: An Evening with Elise Krentzel

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Elise Krentzel, the teenage journalist who toured with KISS in the 70s, will read from her new book Under My Skin: Drama, Trauma, and Rock 'n' Roll. Live music will be provided by members of Girl Guitar, and will showcase Elise's favorite artists from her years on the road with some of the world's biggest rock bands: KISS, David Bowie, The Who, Mott The Hoople, Yes, Todd Rundgren, and more.

Join us for a fabulous evening of stories and music!

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, May 22 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+. 

$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, May 22 from 10am-12pm via ZOOM

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

$50

Girl Guitar May 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!

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.

Cost: $50

You'll need a guitar, tuner, capo, and picks. This workshop is for women 21+.

$50/pp

Girl Guitar April Open Mic

 — (CDT, UTC-05) — (CDT, UTC-05)

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.