Mandy Rowden-Founder/Director
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Drums, Theory, Violin, Songwriting, Rock Band


A lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy has played all around the US with various bands on guitar, bass, mandolin, keys, drums, and violin.  In March of 2007, after having taught privately for 10 years, she combined her love of teaching, playing, wine, and good old-fashioned fun to form Girl Guitar!

Mandy currently plays original music with her band and just released her 2018 Album 'When That Day Comes' from Howlin' Dog Records, which was nominated for 'Album of the Year' in the Josie Music Awards. '1,000 Miles', released in 2016 garnered her a place among the Top Ten Musicians of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. Her 2015 album titled 'These Bad Habits' (#2 Album of the Year, Austin Chronicle Music Poll) featured Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks), Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard), and Brad Rice (Sunvolt). Mandy is endorsed by Supro.  When not playing, touring, teaching, recording, or writing, Mandy spends time in South Austin with her family and two gray kitty cats and paints, hikes, and explores. Learn more on Mandy's website.  

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