OYOU CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

The programs the OYOU offers range from individual to group instruction on musical instruments, songwriting, and creative writing. The OYOU Center for the Creative Arts also seeks programs that enhance quality of life through art education and instruction. We host group discussions on wellness. We celebrate educating artists on the business end of their creative outlets, and actively work to provide education and programs for those who would otherwise be unable to embrace and enjoy the arts. The OYOU is a place where anyone — regardless of income, can learn how to "Own Your Own Universe" through the arts.

How to read our calendar: OYOU logo

When you see this logo it's an official OYOU event! Please look up information on the date for more details. To see all dates, please click "next" on the monthly calendar!  

How to read our calendar: Terri Hendrix photo

When you see this photo of Terri Hendrix, it's her event and it's not an official OYOU event. Terri Hendrix hosts OYOU events. Be sure to click on the event for the details. She does not always play the events she hosts. To see all dates, please click "next" on the monthly calendar!    

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Epilepsy Support Group Contact

Tanya Kinney

Tanya@efcst.org

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas 

Office: 512-876-8471

Fax: 210-653-5355 

8505 Cross Park Drive Ste 120

Austin, TX 78754

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The OYOU Stage @

OYOU Stage 

San Marcos Plaza Park Pavilion 

206 N C M Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666

Line Up: 

12:30 - 1:30 Salsa Del Rio 

2:00 - 3:00 Rochelle & The Sidewinders

3:30 - 4:30 Railhouse Band 

5:30 - 7:00 The Revs

Would you like a scholarship to attend a workshop free of charge? 

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Team OYOU Teachers

Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last 30 years as Lloyd Maines. As a Grammy award-winning producer and musician, the Lubbock-born Maines has played an instrumental role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State's most famous and beloved albums. Maines began his recording and producing career in 1974. Over the past 40 years, Maines has worked on approximately four-thousand albums alongside some of the most significant figures in country, rock, and Texas music. In addition to his producing credits, Maines is an A-list steel guitar player and multi-instrumentalist. His work has been heard on countless recordings. Maines has been inducted into the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame in Lubbock, Texas, individually and as a member of the Maines Brother's Band. He was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame June 2014. He has made more appearances on the PBS show than anyone else in the history of the program.

Kevin Carroll is a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator, instructs at ukulele workshops internationally, is a performing and recording artist, and teaches both private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX.  Equally passionate about music, education and ukulele, Kevin seeks to inspire and empower students to exercise their birthright of making music.  Kevin has completed the third and final year of course study in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Certification Program and has been hired back as a teacher instructor for the past 2 years.  This training has served to make Ukulele in the Classroom a popular and successful learning approach in Austin. Kevin’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues,classical, jazz, soul, funk, Ukestra (ukulele orchestras), family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages.  He has been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where he has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave,  Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick, Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading his own groups as a singer-songwriter, Kevin has produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.

Austin, Texan Jane Gillman (guitar, harmonica, dulcimer, octave mandolin) first braved the stage at age 11, performing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” on the ukulele. She has since released 9 albums (Rounder Records; Compass/Green Linnet) and has traveled throughout North America and Europe as a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Musical Director and teacher. 2016 projects include Bad Dino, a children’s folk music CD compilation featuring 25 Texas artists (producer and co-writer); A Songwriter’s Toolbox, a songwriting course created for New College, Sarasota, FL (adjunct professor); and indie rock band Alice Evans and the 11’s (electric guitarist).