Guitar and Bass Classes


Beginner Acoustic
Beginner Classes are for just that--absolute beginners! We'll start with tuning and holding your guitar and pick and move into basic chords and song structures, and end with a showcase with your classmates!
 Already know a few basic chords and strum patterns but don't feel ready for Intermediate level classes? Try Beginner II! These 6-week classes are taught by Mandy Rowden, Jana Pochop, Cass Brostad, Sophia Johnson, or Julie Nolen. 

Cost for 6-week class: 

First-timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $150

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable*

Total Beginner with Katie-Mondays, March 5th, 7-8pm (No class March 12th)

Beginner II with Katie-Mondays, March 5th, 8:15-9:15pm (No class March 12th)

Beginner II with Katie-Tuesdays, March 6th, 1:15-2:15pm (No class March 13th)

Beginner II with Jana (80's and 90's Pop)-Wednesdays, March 7th, 8:15-9:15pm (No class March 14th)

 

Intermediate Acoustic 
 

Cost for 6-week class:

First-timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $150

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.*

Intermediate Acoustic-Tuesdays, March 6th, 8:15-9:15pm (No class March 13th)

Intermediate Acoustic with Jana (Women in Folk)-Wednesdays, March 7th, 7-8pm (No class March 13th)

 

Intro to Electric Guitar
This class is for gals who are already playing acoustic, but want to learn some things on the electric. This will be a rock-n-roll class and we'll learn different tricks and techniques to get you started on both rhythm and lead guitar. If you're thinking about getting into a rock band class for the first time, this class will prepare you to rock out! Intro to Electric Guitar is taught by Mandy Rowden or Heather Webb.

*Please note that the Electric Guitar Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*
 

Cost for 6-week class:

First-timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $150

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.*


Intro to Electric Guitar-Tuesdays, March 6th 7-8pm (No class March 13th)


 

Pentatonic Scales

Step one playing lead guitar, Pentatonic Scales is hands down the best way to begin exploring the neck, strengthening the fingers, vastly improving right had technique, and tackling theory on guitar. This class is also great to review and reinforce existing skills. Pentatonic Scales Class is taught by Mandy Rowden.

*Please note that the Pentatonic Scales Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*
 

Cost for 6-week class:

First-timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $125

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up
*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.*

Pentatonic Scales Class with Mandy - *currently on hold*

 

Intro to Bass 
Learn Bass! Get everything you need to know to get started in the world of Bass Guitar. Bass Class is taught by Heather Webb or Mandy Rowden.

*Please note that the Bass Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*

 

Cost for 6-week class:

First-timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $125

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up


*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.*

Intro to Bass Class with Mandy - *currently on hold*




Power Chords

Power Chords are the perfect start to electric guitar and a great step in transitioning from acoustic. In this class we'll study the neck, the shape and theory of Power Chords, and nail them down by practicing songs by bands such as The Ramones, Joan Jett, and Judas Priest. 

*Please note that the Power Chords Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*
 

Cost for 6-week class:

First-timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)

GG Alum: $125

Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up
*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.*

Power Chords Class with Mandy - *currently on hold*

 

CAGED Lead and Theory I
The CAGED theory is a way of revealing patterns of notes on the 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. This class will make you popular at parties and folk festivals, among other health benefits. CAGED Lead and Theory is taught by Jana Pochop.

*Please note: CAGED Lead class does not participate in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*


Cost for First-Timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $125

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com*


CAGED Lead with Jana - currently on hold

 


CAGED II: The Leads
A continuation of CAGED theory class!  This class takes the CAGED approach to studying the guitar neck and applies it to playing lead guitar.  We'll work on finding ways to play solos in any key anywhere on the neck, looking at chord forms, patterns, and how they play into a great solo.   We'll also focus on not just playing the "right" notes, but playing the best ones.  All skill levels are welcome, and CAGED I is not a prerequisite.CAGED Lead and Theory is taught by Jana Pochop.

*Please note: CAGED Lead class does not participate in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*


Cost for First-Timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $125

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com*


CAGED Lead with Jana - Currently on hold
 



Pop Guitar For The Masses
The hits of the 80's, 90's and now!  From Madonna to Rihanna, Timberlake to T-Swift...there's a lot of potential guitar goodness packed into a pop song.  We'll work on deconstructing the synths and beats and re-work pop hits into guitar-based tunes.   Various techniques like strumming, picking, choosing/changing keys, and arranging will be the focus so you can make any song you cover your own. Song choice will be voted on in class, so join up with a favorite song in mind!  Call me...maybe? Pop Guitar is taught by Jana Pochop.


Cost for First-Timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $150

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com*


Pop Guitar with Jana - Currently on hold
 


Lilith Fair 
Sunny came home and started building a mystery to find out what if God was one of us.  No one can argue the impact of Lilith Fair on women in music during that magical time in the 90's when songwriters like Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Paula Cole, Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant, and a host of others were front and center on radio and on stage.  We're going to choose songs from the pantheon of Lilith Fair artists, dissect them as guitarists and songwriters, and learn to play them while building our guitar toolbox with rhythm and finger-picking techniques.  This class will NOT include a performance at the showcase.  This class WILL make you want to wear Doc Martens and Lisa Loeb glasses .  Lilith Fair Class is taught by Jana Pochop.


*Please note: Lilith Fair class does not participate in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*


Cost for First-Timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $150

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com*


Lilith Fair with Jana - Currently on hold




Strum Class
Rhythm guitar is the backbone of all popular music, and this class is going to explore all the various ways guitar players can work on their strumming technique to make their playing more dynamic and interesting.  We will look at using different strum patterns and exercises to make a song more powerful, whether it be a cover tune or in your own songwriting.  We'll also learn by dissecting some of the great rhythm parts in popular music.  This class is for beginner through advanced players. Strum Class is taught by Jana Pochop.

*Please note that the Strum Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*

Cost for First-Timers: $150 (includes t-shirt) 
Girl Guitar Alum: $125

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*
 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com* 

Strum Class with Jana- Currently on hold 





Inversions
The perfect add-on to Pentatonic Lead, Inversions will continue to explore the neck and additional ways to make melodies that will enhance your solos, riffs, and overall understanding of your guitar. Prerequisite knowledge of chromatic scales is required. Inversions Class is taught by Mandy Rowden.

*Please note: The Inversions Class does not participate in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*

Cost for First-Timers: $150 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $125

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com* 


Inversions with Mandy - currently on hold




Pentatonic Lead
Dive head first into the world of lead guitar by learning the building blocks of the 5 shapes of the Pentatonic Scale and how to use them to create your own melodies and riffs. Pentatonic Lead Class is taught by Mandy Rowden.

*Please note: The Pentatonic Lead class does not participate in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*


Cost for First-Timers: $175 (includes t-shirt)
Girl Guitar Alum: $150

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!* 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com*


Pentatonic Lead with Mandy- currently on hold

 


Intermediate Bass Class
Take your Bass playing to the next level with licks, theory, scales, and more. Bass Class is taught by Heather Webb.

*Please note that the Bass Class does not perform in the Girl Guitar Showcase.*

Cost for First-Timers: $175 (includes t-shirt) 
Girl Guitar Alum: $150 

*Get a friend to sign up and get $25 off!*
 

*Please note: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To sign up please email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com* 

Intermediate Bass Class with Heather- currently on hold

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



All Classes held at Music Lab in rooms 47, 49, and 50
Music Lab
1306 W. Oltorf
Austin, Tx  78704
www.musiclab.net

**No refunds or transfers given on Class fees**

**All GG Classes are 21 and up**