Workshops

The OYOU hosts workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the year. People of all ages experience the joy of learning a musical instrument, writing a song, or learning arts and crafts. Classes are tailored from beginning to advanced. Some classes are all ages and some only focus on a specific age group.

 

This means we've got workshops for kids and big kids!

 

We offer scholarships for many of our programs and events! 


Additional OYOU Calendar Dates

Coming up ...

Intro to Harmonica 

Intermediate Harmonica 

The Artist's Way 

Big Magic 

Fiddle 

Ukulele 

Mosaics 


Sunday March 31st 10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Wilory Farm Guitar For Songwriters W/Mandy Rowden

OYOU Workshop 

Sunday March 31st

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas (Directions and information sent upon reservation) 

10:00 - 1:00 

Pastries and refreshments provided

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

Teacher: Mandy Rowden 

Mandy's Website

Level: Beginning to advanced player. You need to have a few basic chords under your belt. 

Ages: 18 +  

Class is limited to 8 people 

Class Description: Songwriters, beef up your guitar playing with this great workshop with Girl Guitar founder Mandy Rowden! We'll take basic chords and progressions and look at ways to add melodies, riffs, bass walking, and movement to them, giving you tricks that are usable time and time again to take your guitar playing up several notches! 

 

Mandy Rowden is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and founder of "Girl Guitar," which is a program designed to encourage women to participate in learning an instrument, writing, playing, and performing. Rowden is a student for life and plays an always-expanding list of instruments that now includes: piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and banjo. 

 

"Rowden is more than your average country singer and a country mile beyond your average Americana performer." - Bluesbunny

"Right up there in Lucinda Williams territory"

— No Depression

"An Americana Sheryl Crow? Mandy Rowden has the talent, chops, and charisma to go there."

— Austin Chronicle

"Cool middle-of-the-road pop with a friendly warm vibe...Rowden has an image and sound that could easily appeal to millions of music fans."

— BabySue.com

"On her debut album, These Bad Habits, Rowden tells it like it is over a wiry brand of alt-country, singing in a low-key, sleepily sensual voice that calls to mind Kim Richey or Lucinda Williams."

— Charleston City Paper

"Guitar Licks for Everyday Use" Workshop W/Lloyd Maines May 6th @ Wilory Farm

$50.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

Sunday June 23rd 10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Wilory Farm Take it to the Stage W/Mandy Rowden

OYOU Workshop 

Sunday June 23rd

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

10:00 - 1:00 

Pastries and refreshments provided

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas (Directions and information sent upon reservation) 

Teacher: Mandy Rowden 

Mandy's Website

Level: All levels 

Ages: 18 +  

Class is limited to 8 people 

Class Description: Ready to take your songs to the next level and book your own gigs, run your own sound, promote your own shows, hire your own bands, and tour? Awesome! However, it's easy to get bogged down in the details, and this CO-ED workshop is here to help you wade through the world of music that isn't the music itself. This workshop will be split into sections on booking and getting paid, buying your own PA and equipment, what's expected in promoting your gigs, protocol for working with other musicians, and a breakdown on taking the whole thing on the road. Save yourself years of heartache and trial and error in this packed and informative workshop with Girl Guitar founder and touring songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mandy Rowden.

 

Mandy Rowden is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and founder of "Girl Guitar," which is a program designed to encourage women to participate in learning an instrument, writing, playing, and performing. Rowden is a student for life and plays an always-expanding list of instruments that now includes: piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and banjo. 

 

"Rowden is more than your average country singer and a country mile beyond your average Americana performer." - Bluesbunny

"Right up there in Lucinda Williams territory"

— No Depression

"An Americana Sheryl Crow? Mandy Rowden has the talent, chops, and charisma to go there."

— Austin Chronicle

"Cool middle-of-the-road pop with a friendly warm vibe...Rowden has an image and sound that could easily appeal to millions of music fans."

— BabySue.com

"On her debut album, These Bad Habits, Rowden tells it like it is over a wiry brand of alt-country, singing in a low-key, sleepily sensual voice that calls to mind Kim Richey or Lucinda Williams."

— Charleston City Paper

"Guitar Licks for Everyday Use" Workshop W/Lloyd Maines May 6th @ Wilory Farm

$50.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

Sunday June 28th Time TBA @ Wilory Farm Vocal Know How W/Raquel Lindemann

OYOU Workshop 

Sunday June 28th 

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

Time TBA 

Pastries and refreshments provided

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas (Directions and information sent upon reservation) 

Teacher: Raquel Lindemann  

Raquel's Website 

Level: All levels 

Ages: 18 +  

Class is limited to 10 people 

Class Description:  Find your voice or rediscover your voice! Sing healthy and learn all types of tips for singing strong! All levels welcome! 

 

"Guitar Licks for Everyday Use" Workshop W/Lloyd Maines May 6th @ Wilory Farm

$30.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

The OYOU is committed to paying its teachers, artists, and performers. We are also committed to outreach within our community, celebrating diversity, and providing an artistic outlet to those with disabilities. 

 

The entire industry of the performing and visual arts has been turned upside down due to advances in technology and a massive shift in how people consume music and view the arts. We provide a source of income to artists by giving them an audience in which to perform and or teach. 

 

The OYOU creates an atmosphere where those that create and make their living in the arts can not only survive, but thrive, in both education and performance. 

 

Our classes are small. We also provide scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend, and we also work with those with disabilities — often one on one.

 

Please considering donating to the OYOU so that we can pay our teachers and performers a reasonable wage for their hard work and creative efforts. 

 


Our Rotating Workshop Leaders

Due to limited space at our workshops, and out of consideration for our teachers, we can not accept last minute additions to our workshop. 

 

We do not allow walk ups.  

 

All attendees of our workshops, must register in advance and receive confirmation from our staff . Out of respect for the OYOU and our teachers, we only offer refunds for workshops in the case of an emergency. We do not allow folks to trade in one paid workshop for another at a later date. Thanks for understanding!    

 

We do not have a hang out space for friends or family during the workshop.