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 do have scholarships available for those who qualify. For more information, please click this link and fill out the form. 


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

1:00 to 4:00PM

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

OYOU Kid's Club June 29th 10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Wilory Farm

It's a pizza party and good ol' time! We will be painting on miniature canvas (see sample). There will be a scavenger hunt for additional art supplies! 

Scholarships 

Class is limited to 12 (this includes kids and parents)

$5.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

June 30th 1:00PM - 4:00PM @ Wilory Farm Fiddle in the Middle of Texas W/Jeanne Ply

OYOU Workshop 

Sunday June 30th 

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

1:00 -4:00PM

Pastries and refreshments provided

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

Teacher: Jeanne Ply 

Website

Level: Beginning 

Ages: 8 and up 

Class is limited to 6 people 

Class Description: 

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the fiddle? Well this is your chance to do it! Join the fiddle wizard of beloved band Stringtown Texas, as she shows you tricks to get on your way to playing fiddle. She's a great teacher and you will leave learning how to play. 

$40.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

DATE IS TBA 1:00PM - 4:00PM @ Wilory Farm: Writing Workshop W/Terri Hendrix

OYOU Workshop 

Snacks and refreshments provided

1:00PM-4:00PM 

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

Teacher: Terri Hendrix 

Website

Ages: 18 +  

Class is limited to 8 people 

Level: All levels 

Description: Join Terri Hendrix on a writing adventure. Tackle your inner critic, learn to use your editor as a tool to improve your own writing, get unstuck, organize your writing, and more! Leave with useful tools to take your writing to the next step! 

$50.00

  • Sold Out

Sunday July 28th 1:00PM - 2:30PM @ Wilory Farm Vocal Know How W/Raquel Lindemann

OYOU Workshop 

Sunday July 28th 

Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas

Time 1:00 - 2:30PM

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

$40.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

OYOU Kid's Music Camp

Session One

July 29th - 30th

Ages 8 - 10  

10:00AM to 3:00PM 

 

Session Two 

July 31st - 1st

Ages 11 - 17

10:00AM to 3:00PM 

 

August 2nd 

Student Concert

Both Sessions 

7:00 - 9:00 

 

OYOU Kid's Music Camp: July 29th - 30th                (+ Student Concert August 2nd) Ages 8 - 10

OYOU Kid's Music Camp: July 29th - 30th (+ Student Concert August 2nd) Ages 8 - 10

Join the OYOU for it's 2nd annual kid's music camp!

We'll be writing songs or learning cover songs and recording them! 

Kids without instruments will have some available to try out!

No instrument skills needed to attend though. 

All levels welcome!

 

Each student will receive a copy of their song via MP3 (download) and downloads of any songs we collaborate on as a group. 

 The price of tuition covers instructions, recording, concert, student t-shirt, supplies, beverages, lunch, and snacks. 

 Where: The Price Center, 222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Camp:  July 29th - 30th 

10:00AM - 3:00PM 

Ages 8 - 10

Concert @ Price Center:

Fri Aug 2nd 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

So your child can have the best experience possible,

attendance is limited to 6 kids! 

Camp Leaders:

Terri Hendrix

Lloyd Maines 

Raquel Lindemann 

$300.00

  • Available
  • OYOU 2 U

OYOU Kid's Music Camp: July 31st - August 1st               (+ Student Concert August 2nd) Ages 11 - 17

OYOU Kid's Music Camp: July 31st and August 1st (+ Student Concert August 2nd) Ages 11 - 17

Join the OYOU for it's 2nd annual kid's music camp!

We'll be writing songs or learning cover songs and recording them! 

Kids without instruments will have some available to try out!

No instrument skills needed to attend though. 

All levels welcome!

 

Each student will receive a copy of their song via MP3 (download) and downloads of any songs we collaborate on as a group. 

 The price of tuition covers instructions, recording, concert, student t-shirt, supplies, beverages, lunch, and snacks. 

 Where: The Price Center, 222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666 

Camp:  July 31st and August 1st 

10:00AM - 3:00PM 

Ages 11 - 17 

Concert @ Price Center:

Fri Aug 2nd 7:00pm - 9:00pm

So your child can have the best experience possible,

attendance is limited to 6 kids! 

Camp Leaders:

Terri Hendrix

Lloyd Maines 

Raquel Lindemann 

$300.00

  • 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.