Austin's coolest way for women to learn, share, and collaborate over a glass of wine is always kicking off new sessions of acoustic guitar, bass,vocal, songwriting, and band classes! Girl Guitar focuses on a full music experience, encouraging women to take their inherent love of music and carry on with playing, writing, performing, collaborating, booking, and generally just having a great time!  Whether you're just getting started or taking your skills up a step, Girl Guitar is the most fun you'll have in your journey to the stage!

All classes are 21 and up.



Music, Wine, and Holidays

Hey there folks! Our last session of 2015 starts tomorrow, so check out the list of available spots below and reply to sign up! Why wait for January to work on resolutions? 

Note that the classes in bold are not recurring...jump on them while you can!

6pm Songwriting with Cass
7pm Total Beginners with Cass
7pm Vocal Harmony with Larisa
7pm 1967 Band with Heather: Guitar
8:15 90's Band with Heather: Bass, 2 Guitars
8:15 Intro to Singing with Larisa

7pm Intermediate Acoustic with Sophia
8:15 Celtic

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Fall Classes - Register Now!

Howdy and Happy Fall, Folks! Registration is in full swing for our next session of classes, so take a look at the list below and reply to this email to sign up!

We're really excited to welcome Sophia Johnson of The Toy Hearts back to our teaching lineup this Fall! Sophia is a legit badass and an incredibly talented musician and will be teaching two Intermediate Classes on Tuesday nights as well as a class on Jazz Chords on Thursdays. Don't miss out!

Mondays 6pm: Songwriting with Cass Brostad 7pm: Total…

2nd Annual Songwriting Workshop with CMA Award Winner Susan Gibson!

  Two day workshop will include (but is not limited to): 
- writing exercises to find our Big Idea
- writing exercises focusing on lyrics ~ imagery, metaphor, building a character, etc.
- finding a Melody Masterclass
- Performing Masterclass - delivering a song
- nuts and bolts of business - Q&A for DIY musicians
  Susan is a CMA award-winning songwriter and BMI Writer of the Year for "Wide Open Spaces."  She's been an independent touring musician for 18 years and is the West Texas Music Hall of Fame's Entertainer…Read more

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Pickers Circle with Melissa Engleman

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Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

1) Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. The beauty is in sharing so come in with an open mind and be ready to encourage and learn from everyone. 2) Phones are not welcome. Turn off ringers and leave them outside the circle. 3) Chatting during songs is rude...take it in the hallway if there's something that needs discussing.The circle is for music. 4) Each person in turn is invited to lead a song (original or cover) and others are welcome to strum, solo, shake, harmonize, stomp, clap, sway, meditate along. Perfection isn't required but respect and reverence for the song and the other musicians is. The leader of the song should dictate who takes a solo on instrumental breaks by nodding or calling out names, and it's ideal if that invitation is somewhat balanced among lead players. 5) Acoustic instruments only; shakers, tambourines, etc. are welcome too. 6) BOYB and TOYODTYPNP (take out your own damn trash you pretty, nasty, princess) 7) Have all the fun in the world, but with total respect for the other pickers, the songs, and the space.

In the interest of keeping the party rollin’, come with 2-3 songs ready to go.


Let’s play!

CO-ED Write Songs You Love

Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

Write songs you're going to love! In this information-packed and highly interactive class we'll take a song that inspires you, discuss why, and learn how to use those same elements to write a song of your own. This is great for all levels of writers, whether brand new or highly experienced. This class will offer concrete directives and get you out the door with a new song of your own or at least great beginnings to one, and the skills to use over and over again to write many more. Space is limited, so join today!

Bring: guitar*, notepad/pen, and a song you love and wish you'd written (recording and lyrics printed out)

Write Songs You Love with Mandy Rowden Saturday, March 3, 3-6pm $50/pp Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up

*keyboard can be provided if that's what you prefer to write on

Sheryl Crow Band Workshop with Katie

Girl Guitar Austin, Austin, TX

March 10th, 12-2pm March 11th, 12-3pm Sheryl Crow - SO many great SC songs to choose from! This is going to be such a fun workshop, come hang with us and play some awesome Sheryl tunes. We'll be incorporating a FB live stream at the end of the workshop and playing our tunes to a lovely VIP-invite-only audience made up of your family and friends. $100/per person Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to register.