Introduction To Acoustic Guitar

In this fun and casual six-week course you'll learn basic chords and how to change them smoothly, as well as a variety of strum patterns and songs. We'll focus on the combination of changing chords while strumming and being able to sing simple melodies over the top (a crucial skill, even if you don't want to "be a singer"!). We'll make this first step of your guitar journey an enjoyable and inspiring one by opening the door to a lifetime of benefiting from music and the ability to share it.


Mandy Rowden

A lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Rowden 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.

Course Materials

Please bring guitar and a tuner, capo, and picks with you to class. Tuner, capo, and picks wll be available for purchase at first class using cash, venmo, or paypal. Must be at least 21 years old to enroll. 

This class requires all participants to complete and sign a university Release and Indemnification Agreement before being considered enrolled in the class. Bring the completed form to the first class meeting and turn in to your instructor.

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student ready to play guitar in front of Lady Bird Lake

February 2, 2020 to March 8, 2020

Class Days: Sunday
Class Times: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Girl Guitar
Fee: $199
Program ID: IC20131